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A person with knowledge of the deal says cornerback Antoine Winfield is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal.
ESPN.com first reported Winfield reaching an agreement with the Seahawks on Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been announced by the team.
Winfield joins one of the most talented defensive backfields in the NFL, likely as an extra cornerback to play in the slot. He is joining a secondary that features two All-Pro's in cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas.
Winfield was arguably one of Minnesota's best free-agent signings and had been with the Vikings since 2004. But his time in Minnesota came to an end in March when the 35-year-old had his contract terminated to clear more salary cap space.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Emotional ties weren't enough for the Minnesota Vikings to keep cornerback Antoine Winfield from finding a new team and a chance at an elusive Super Bowl ring.
Winfield, who will turn 36 in June, has reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. Winfield, a 14-year veteran, was released by the Vikings on...
The courting of Antoine Winfield is over.
The cornerback has made his decision after choosing between the Seahawks and Vikings, and he has opted to join the Seattle franchise for the 2013 season after nine years in Minnesota.
“I’m definitely excited about the opportunity to play in Seattle,” Winfield told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “They’re a great football team. Those guys...
Minnesota Vikings free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield is
deciding between rejoining his former team or signing a contract with the
Seattle Seahawks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Winfield doesn’t appear to be leaning in any one direction,
as Rapoport describes the situation as “very fluid.” However, the veteran
corner is expected to make a decision on where to...
Winfield solid veteran corner, that can be only seen as asset to any team. Has had some health issues recently, but this can only be seen a positive addition to the Seahawks.
“It was a very tough decision for me because of the relationships that I have in Minnesota,” Winfield told Anderson. “I’ve been there nine years. I’ve had some really great coaches, teammates and fans...
Once he was cut in Minnesota for cap reasons, veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield made it a point to have his representatives reach out to the Seattle Seahawks to see if he could fit with one of the more talented defensive back units in the NFL.
Seattle was plenty interested in adding a former All-Pro to its already stacked secondary, another chapter in an offseason where the Seahawks...
Nine years ago, one of the best Vikings stories of a free agent pursuit took place. It also involved Antoine Winfield’s “decision,” some personal negotiating tactics and a storyteller with a flair for the dramatic.
In an attempt to alienate more potential bandwagon Minnesota Vikings fans from ever switching allegiances from the Midwestern teams to the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly close in negotiating a contract for Antoine Winfield.
Winfield, the former Minnesota Vikings cornerback that has been with the team for nine seasons and has easily become a fan favorite...
Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield has agreed to a deal to play with the Seattle Seahawks for next season.Fantasy Spin:The combination of Winfield, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner is going to make it extremely tough for fantasy receivers in 2013-14. Factor this into any receiver you draft from the NFC West.
The Patriots already locked up Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson this offseason, but it appears they had interest in adding another piece to their retooled secondary.
New England made “multiple calls” inquiring about Antoine Winfield before the Seahawks stole him away, according to Ian Rapoport or NFL.com. The three-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year, $3 million contract...
Seahawks to sign nickel corner Antoine Winfield
A few days ago Ed Werder of ESPN said the Seahawks were close to landing Winfield.
Seahawks closing in on deal to have nickel CB Antoine Winfield join Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner in one of league's best secondaries— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 10, 2013
Now first reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN...