|03-18-2013, 12:57 PM||#1|
First Team All Pro
Join Date: Jul 2004
Vikings Trying To Bring Back CB Antoine Winfield
Antoine Winfield was blindsided when the Vikings released him six days ago, according to reports.
It was an awkward departure. The 14-year veteran, coming off a season in which he graded out as the NFL's top corner, was working out at Winter Park when general manager Rick Spielman summoned him upstairs to cut him.
But it might not be too late to patch things up. ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports the Vikings have talked to Winfield's agent about bringing him back, and that the 14-year veteran “has gotten over the initial shock of the decision and apparently is willing to listen.”
"I'm hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here," coach Leslie Frazier told the station. "So, I'm hoping that it's not goodbye yet.
"Him and I talked a few days ago, before I came up here, and I don't want the door to be shut," Frazier added. "So, we're going to still try to get something worked out -- if he's amicable to coming back."
Winfield was scheduled to earn $7.25 million this season, a number too high for the Vikes, he'll certainly want to test his market value and has visits lined up with other teams.
Last edited by Sweets; 03-18-2013 at 02:09 PM.
|nfc, vikings, nfcnorth, nfl-news|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Likely To Play Week 17 Despite Breaking His Hand||SteveRobWhatever||Minnesota Vikings||0||12-24-2012 04:46 PM|
|Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Ahead Of Rehab Schedule For Broken Collarbone||Sweets||Minnesota Vikings||0||02-16-2012 04:19 PM|
|Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Says He'll Play Vs Bears||SteveRobWhatever||Minnesota Vikings||0||11-25-2009 11:54 PM|
|Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Returns To Practice||MediaGuy||Minnesota Vikings||0||11-09-2009 08:35 PM|
|Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Won't Play Until After Bye||Sweets||Minnesota Vikings||1||10-30-2009 12:24 AM|