Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Antoine Winfield (26) against the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he would “welcome” back Antoine Winfield


It was a bit of surprise to me when the Minnesota Vikings released veteran corner-back Antoine Winfield.

After his release by the Vikings, he moved onto the Seattle Seahawks. Now I knew if there was a team who wouldn’t release a talented player like himself it would have been the Seahawks.

But yet again I was surprised when I heard that they did in fact release Winfield. I understand the depth they have on that defense, but if I had the opportunity to run a professional football team in this league I would want Winfield on my team. That’s coming from a Chicago Bears fan too.

Now Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier reportedly said before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, that he would welcome a reunion with the veteran.

“I’d welcome the opportunity to work with Antoine again if that’s what he wanted to do. But if he’s retired, I wish him nothing but the best. He’s a great player, a great person, and he’s going to enjoy retirement. But he was a tremendous player for a long time in our league.” Leslie Frazier told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Winfield isn’t officially retired yet, even if he was he would be able to come out of retirement and play for Minnesota if that’s what he chose to do.

We’ll see if talks begin between Winfield and the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • Nick

    Vikings fans adore Winfield and would love to see him retire with the team he belongs to. Minnesota, pay him a reasonable one year contract.