Winston was a third-round pick in 2006 and played the first six years of his career with the Texans. He spent 2012 with Chiefs and 2013 with the Cardinals. He then signed with the Seahawks this past offseason but did not make the final roster.
Winston was elected by his fellow players to be the president of the players' union in March, replacing Domonique Foxworth. Foxworth has since taken an executive role with the NBA players' union.
The Bengals released offensive lineman Jamon Meredith, who had been signed last week, and still have one spot available on their roster. Tackle Andre Smith was placed on injured reserve last week after undergoing season-ending arm surgery.
- Dan Gartland