Eric Winston announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that he has re-signed with the Bengals.
Excited to say I'm headed back to the Bengals! #whodey
— Eric Winston (@ericwinston) March 10, 2015
Winston said a few months ago that there was mutual interest between him and the Bengals regarding a new contract.
“It’s the circle of life in the NFL. You come in as a backup, you earn a starting spot, you go out as a backup a lot of times,” Winston said, via Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “There’s interest on both sides. I don’t want to qualify their interest too much more than that. I think they’re definitely interested in it. I’m definitely interested in it and hopefully we’ll get something done.”
The Bengals brought Winston in late into the season after Andre Smith suff
Winston, 31, originally signed on with the Seahawks back in July after finding very little interest on the open market. Some mentioned that his position as the NFLPA president could have played a role in the lack of interest.
He wound up appearing in four regular season games and their playoff matchup. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 180 snaps and a slight above average grade as a blocker.