Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/24/14

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: Antoine Winfield #26 (L) and Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a play against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Seattle Seahawks will release veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield in their wave of final cuts, according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Confora. Winfield was acquired by the Seahawks this offseason via free agency to serve as their nickel corner for a very deep defense. However, Winfield was unable to get a handle on the No. 3 job so instead, the 36 year-old former Viking will be released by Seattle. It in unknown at this time if the Seahawks tried to actively shop Winfield before the deadline, though there were rumblings of a possible trade Saturday morning. It would appear that the Seattle coaching staff is quite comfortable with younger options at the cornerback position such as Walter Thurmond III and Jeremy Lane. Winfield is considered one of the stronger run-stopping corner’s in the league, making him a logical nickel candidate for a team in need of bolstering their secondary. At this stage in his career, Winfield will likely attempt to seek-out a contender to end his Pro-Bowl career with. With Winfield’s departure, Walter Thurmond III will likely inherit the No. 3 job in Seattle. Thurmond has had a spectacular preseason and looks like a legitimate playmaker in the secondary. Though Thurmond has been plagued by injuries early in his career, he has always been seen by Seattle’s coaching staff as a player capable of starting should he remain healthy for 16 games. Evidently, that is exactly what this young Seahawk defense is banking on. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

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