EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. At 35 years old, Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield certainly isn't the same player he was at age 27, his first year in Minnesota. That's to be expected, though, when football players get older.
But thanks to added weekly rest this season, Winfield has been able to stay fresh and that means he's staying on the field on Sundays.
Winfield is Minnesota's oldest player by three years. Defensive lineman Kevin Williams is next on the seniority list at 32. Winfield's 14 years in the league also trumps all of his teammates. But after playing just five games last year due to injury, Winfield has played in all 12 of Minnesota's games so far this season, including 11 starts.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has scaled back Winfield's weekly workload this season. The veteran cornerback credits that for his ability to stay on the field.
"It's meant everything. I think the grind during the week is really what wears you down during the s...