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Backup cornerbacks at the ready

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Antoine Winfield is doing everything he can to get ready for Sunday's game besides practicing on his sprained foot. His backups are expressing confidence that they can do the job if needed, and they are expected to be called upon.

He may be the shortest player on the team, but as the Vikings prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the prospect of not having Antoine Winfield in the lineup could present the biggest void of losing any player – including Brett Favre, Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson. Winfield is not only the Vikings top cover cornerback, but he is regarded as one of – if not the best – run-defending CB in...

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