Nov 25, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield (26) reacts to being called for a penalty against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Sign Veteran Antoine Winfield

ESPN’s Josina Anderson has reported that the Seattle Seahawks and 15 year veteran Antoine Winfield have agree’d to a 1 year contract.

Winfield will join his teammate from the Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin once again. The veteran started all 16 games last season and had a 2nd career high of 101 total tackles with the Minnesota Vikings.

Up there in experience, this is a good pick up for the Seattle Seahawks as they add to an already dangerous secondary, having guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas to help carry the work load.

“I’m definitely excited about the opportunity to play in Seattle. They’re a great football team. Those guys did an excellent job last season. They’re young, athletic and energetic.” – Via ESPN’s Josina Anderson interview with Winfield

In his 15 years at the corner-back position, Winfield has 3 pro bowl appearances, over 1,000 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 27 interceptions and 14 forced fumbles. He spent 5 seasons with the Buffalo Bills who drafted him in the ’99 draft 23rd overall and spent majority of his career (9 seasons) with the Minnesota Vikings.

“I’m excited to play with Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas because they’re some of the most talented players on defense in the NFL right now.” – Via continued interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson





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