Could a strong Seahawks secondary become even more formidable?
It appears that way. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Seahawks are “closing in on” an agreement with ex-Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield.
The Vikings released Winfield in March but wanted him to return. However, a reunion doesn’t look to be in the cards, according to Werder’s report.
Now, the Seattle secondary looks to be adding one of the best cornerbacks left in free agency, a player who notched 101 tackles and intercepted three passes a season ago for Minnesota. The 35-year-old Winfield brings more playmaking ability to a secondary that already features cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
UPDATE 10:59 p.m. ET: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that both Minnesota and Seattle are still in the mix for Winfield.