As reported earlier, the Washington Redskins are trying to woo cornerback Winfield their way, but the Minnestoa Vikings look to be in a much better position to bring him back after releasing the veteran last month due to his $7.25 million base salary he set to receive.
“At this point in his career, [Winfield] wants to win, and [Washington] has made moves to further solidify the roster, and re-signing Hall only helps,” a source close to Winfield told Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “Their games complement each other.”
Currently, Washington only has about $669,000 in cap space compared to Minnesota's $4.4 million.
Head coach Leslie Frazier has already stated his desire to bring Antoine back last month. “I’m hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here,” Leslie Frazier said, via 1500ESPN.com. “So, I’m hoping that it’s not goodbye yet.”
So far, nothing has changed on the status of Winfield, other than Wednesday's report that the Vikings are 'actively trying to re-sign' him, according to a source that told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.