A week ago, the Antoine Winfield camp was playing maybe/maybe not with the idea of visiting the Redskins, suggesting other offers could keep him from going.
This week, with Winfield still unsigned, comes a report of “high mutual interest,” between the sides, even with Washington bringing DeAngelo Hall back.
“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.”
That may be the case, but the more important question is whether they can afford both.
Washington had just over $1 million in cap space before the Hall deal (which will pay him just over $2 million), meaning they’ll need to cut or restructure some contracts to do that one. The Redskins apparently told Winfield’s reps they had a plan on how to massage the cap to get Winfield in, but others doubted they could make it work.
If they can’t figure it out soon, Winfield may have to take up one of those other mystery teams that are interested in him.