Antoine Winfield isn’t coming back to Seahawks

AP

When Walter Thurmond was suspended for four games last month, there was word that the Seahawks had reached out to cornerback Antoine Winfield to gauge his interest in returning to the game.

Winfield was with the Seahawks in training camp and retired before the start of the season in what might have been a twist on quitting before you get fired. He was reportedly open to returning in the right situation, which might have sparked another try now that Brandon Browner’s officially been suspended.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, that’s not going to happen. Winfield has decided to stay retired rather than try to fire things up at this point in the season and the Seahawks really wouldn’t need him as anything more than an insurance policy at this point.

Thurmond’s suspension is up after this week’s game against the Cardinals while Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane have done a good job while both Thurmond and Browner have been out of the lineup. That should make Browner’s absence much easier to swallow and leave the Seahawks in the same strong position heading into the playoffs that they were before the suspension was put in place.