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Vikings work out another CFL star in CB Winston Rose

He led the CFL in interceptions this season

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No CFL pictures of Winston Rose. Sorry.
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We passed along the news yesterday that the Minnesota Vikings would be bringing in the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, for a workout on Wednesday. It turns out that the also brought in another productive player from the Great White North.

Per Aaron Wilson, who covers the NFL for the Houston Chronicle, the Vikings worked out cornerback Winston Rose, who played this past season for the British Columbia Lions. Rose, as Wilson points out, was tied for the CFL lead in interceptions this past season with five.

Rose went undrafted out of New Mexico State in 2016, and played in the CFL in both 2017 (for the Ottawa Redblacks) and in 2018. According to Wilson, no signing is imminent, but his workout was reportedly pretty impressive.

As things stand now, the Vikings don’t have any empty spots on the practice squad, so if they were to sign either of the CFL players they worked out today, they would have to make some sort of roster move. If anything like that happens, we will pass the news along to you as soon as we have it.