First reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Minnesota free agent defensive back Antoine Winfield reportedly has agreed to a one-year deal to become a Seattle Seahawk.
The Seahawks have not confirmed this report. Winfield, who turns 36 in June, visited with the Seahawks earlier this week, and reportedly decided between returning to Minnesota, signing with Seattle or Washington in free agency.
“It was a very tough decision for me because of the relationships that I have in Minnesota,” Winfield told Anderson. “I’ve been there nine years. I’ve had some really great coaches, teammates and fans there. I’m very grateful to the Vikings organization for my experience.”
Winfield also visited Washington. The Vikings released Winfield last month because he was due to make move than $7 million in base salary, but head coach Leslie Frazier wanted the veteran defensive back to return to the team.
With Seattle already settled at cornerback with Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, the 5-9, 180-pound Winfield likely will be a nickel cornerback on passing situations.