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Antoine Winfield

Antoine Winfield - #26 - CB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 9"/ 180 lbs.
Birthday 06/24/1977
Birthplace Akron, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 15
Drafted 1999, 1st round, 23rd pick by Bills

Vikings pass defense needs to be step faster

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The Vikings were not quick or strong enough to stop the Bears' passing game.

Key matchup: Seahawks WR Sidney Rice vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Seahawks' passing game is starting to heat up just as the Vikings' pass defense has taken a step back. Here's a look at one key matchup.

Winfield misses practice for brother's funeral

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother's funeral.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings trying to balance between present, future

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Vikings are trying to strike a balance between keeping veterans and younger players as they start to formulate the eventual 53-man roster.

Vikings' secondary needs revision

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Vikings' cornerbacks might not look a lot different in 2012, but the safeties could see some new faces.

Vikings hoping leaders playing for jobs

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings' veterans all but have admitted the team is toast for this season, which will lead to major roster changes in 2012.

Vikings place CB Winfield on I.R., sign CB Sapp

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed CB Antoine Winfield on I.R. after breaking his clavicle Monday, and signed CB Benny Sapp to take his roster spot.

Vikings CB Winfield breaks clavicle

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield suffered a broken clavicle in Monday night's loss to the Packers and is expected to miss the rest of the season, head coach Leslie Frazier said.

Vikings must assess potential lineup changes

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Expect some lineup changes when the Vikings return from bye.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Five questions with Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Paul Allen, host on KFAN radio in Minnesota and the play-by-play announcer for the Vikings flagship station, as the Vikings host the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings' players of the game: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:51 a.m. ET
Here are the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in the loss to the Buccaneers in Week Two.


Posted April 12, 2013
A person with knowledge of the deal says Winfield is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal.||||||| Winfield joins one of the most talented defensive backfields in the NFL, likely as an extra cornerback to play in the slot. He is joining a secondary that features two All-Pro's in cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas.
Posted March 12, 2013
The Vikings released Winfield on Tuesday.||||||| The decision to let Winfield go was startling, given how well he played at age 35 last year.
Posted Jan. 04, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have listed Winfield as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay.||||||| Winfield did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and did so on a limited basis on Friday because of a broken right hand. He had to come out of the game on Sunday when it swelled up on him, but Winfield said he will definitely play in the rematch.
Posted Jan. 03, 2013
Winfield did not practice Thursday and plans to wear a bigger cast on his broken right hand in the playoff game against Green Bay this weekend.||||||| Winfield wore a pad on his hand in the game on Sunday, but could not finish because it swelled up and was causing him too much pain. He sat out all three practices this week, but did some individual work on Thursday to test how the hand responded with a bigger soft cast.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012
Winfield is active for Sunday's game against St. Louis after being questionable with a knee injury.||||||| The 35-year-old Winfield was limited in practice Friday. Coach Leslie Frazier had expected Winfield to be in the lineup but that he'd consider limiting the cornerback's playing time.