Bengals Rumors: Cincinnati, Eric Winston Looking To Get Deal Done For 2015

After providing major value over the Cincinnati Bengals' final three games in 2014, right tackle Eric Winston and the Bengals are mutually interested in partnering up again in 2015.

In fact, Winston has no qualms with slotting into a backup role behind starting offensive tackle Andre Smith.

"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 the Bengals' official website. "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."

Smith suffered a torn tricep against the Houston Texans and was placed on injured reserve back on November 25th. His replacement, Marshall Newhouse, had struggled all season, so the Bengals signed Winston and started him in the team's final three games (including the team's playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts).

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