Nine years ago, one of the best Vikings stories of a free agent pursuit took place. It also involved…
Winfield agrees to terms with Seattle
ESPN reported on Wednesday that Winfield was close to signing with the Seahawks, but NFL.com reported that he was struggling with his loyalty with the Vikings.
The Vikings released Winfield just before the start of free agency in a salary cap move. He was due to count $7.25 million against the salary cap in 2013 and the Vikings wanted to sign their younger pending free agents instead of paying Winfield that money.
In the month since, the Vikings have left the door open for his return at a lower salary, but the two sides were unable to come to terms as the Washington Redskins and Seahawks pursued the wily cornerback.
Winfield will turn 36 this season.
Two weeks ago, Winfield met with the Washington Redskins, but their interest appeared to cool when they re-signed free agent DeAngelo Hall.
Winfield is expected to be the nickel cornerback with the Seahawks, who have two big, accomplished cornerbacks to handle the outside – Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, who combined for 11 interceptions last year.
Tim Yotter is the publisher of Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.
VikingUpdate.com Recommended Stories
Teddy trying to live up to role model status
As Teddy Bridgewater returns to his hometown of Miami as a starting NFL quarterback, he wants a win and wants to continue being a role model for his childhood community.Read More
Spotlight Video: Meet the Future of Football
Updated daily! Check out hundreds of incredible profiles of the country's top football recruits in action. For all you recruiting fanatics, it doesn't get any better than this!Read More
Vikings taking on Zimmer’s mentality?
Mike Zimmer has been preaching toughness since his arrival and the Vikings are displaying some of his desired traits recently.Read More
Rhodes facing new challenge this week
After a strong performance in his assigned matchup with Calvin Johnson, Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings’ defensive backs will have a different challenge with Mike Wallace and the Dolphins’ receivers.Read More
The Beast That Inspired Melville's Moby Dick
More than a decade before Herman Melville penned his great masterpiece 'Moby Dick,' a real albino sperm whale roamed Pacific waters off Cape Horn and struck fear into the hearts of whalers far and…Read More