Earlier today, the Seattle Seahawks informed Antoine Winfield he would not make the 53-man active roster.
He decided to do them one better and informed them he would be retiring, this according to NFL insider Jay Glazer:
Antoine Winfield has informed the Seattle Seahawks that he is going to retire.
Winfield is a three time Pro Bowl defensive back who was named an All-Pro in 2008.
Winfield spent the vast majority of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, prior of which he played with the Buffalo Bills.
The Ohio State product was hopeful to make the Seahawks roster and signed a one year, $3 million dollar contract with the team this offseason but struggled in camp, resulting in his cutting.
He’ll finish his career with 1.054 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 27 interceptions and 14 forced fumbles.
Winfield was the lone player on the Minnesota Vikings roster last season who played in the 1990′s, his rookie season with the Buffalo Bills coming in 1999.
Overall, a very solid career for a talented defensive back.