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Minnesota Vikings fans should be shocked that one of the most complete cornerbacks in Vikings history was released in Antoine Winfield. Fans wouldn’t be shocked if you saw how Percy Harvin being traded to the Seattle Seahawks led to this move by the Vikings front office. The Harvin trade allowed the Vikings to have two first round draft picks in the 2013 NFL draft, but that fact made it possible for the Vikings to have assurance of filling two of their top needs in first round... Read more
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