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Report: Corner Antoine Winfield to visit Seahawks

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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Former Vikings corner Antoine Winfield, who turns 36 in June, excels in the slot. (USATSI)

Antoine Winfield allowed zero touchdowns in coverage and graded out as the NFL's best run-stopping corner last season. Not bad for a 35-year-old.

The Vikings didn't want to pay the three-time Pro Bowler $7.25 million. They released him, with coach Leslie Frazier stating he hopes to have Winfield back. Washington also has shown interest.

Now Seattle is entering the fray. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Winfield is expected to visit the Seahawks early this week.

If a deal materializes, Seattle would field arguably the top cornerback trio with Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman outside and Winfield in the slot.

In their first two seasons, Sherman and Browner combined for 21 interceptions. Sherman was a first-team All-Pro last season and Browner made the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

Seattle can offer Winfield the most money. The Seahawks have about $9 million in cap space, more than Minnesota or Washington, according to TwinCities.com.

 
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