According to veteran RT Eric Winston, there is mutual interest in him returning to the Bengals next season.
“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 suffered a season-ending torn triceps.
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.