The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
John Boyle | jboyle@heraldnet.com
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:09 p.m.

Seahawks reportedly "closing in" on Antoine Winfield deal

The Seahawks brought free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield in for a workout earlier this week, and now it appears Seattle is close to signing the former Vikings Pro Bowler.

Adding the 35-year-old Winfield would give Seattle a big upgrade at its nickel corner position, the spot played by Marcus Trufant last season. Trufant is currently an unrestricted free agent, and while the Seahawks have players on the roster who could fill that role, none have the experience of Winfield, who was a second-team All Pro in 2008 and a three-time Pro Bowler from 2008-2010.

Already the Seahawks have what is arguably (is it even an argument anymore?) the best secondary in the NFL in cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Adding Winfield to the mix would only make that secondary even better, which has to be a scary proposition for opposing offenses.

For more on Winfield's game, be sure to check out this outstanding breakdown by the good folks over at Pro Football Focus.

The deal may be close, but it isn't done yet, as NFL.com's Ian Rapoport points out:

Story tags » Seahawks

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Seattle Sidelines posts

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
» More sports


HeraldNet highlights

'Guardians' gets it right
'Guardians' gets it right: Chris Pratt plays it perfectly as an oddball space hero
Buy fresh, cook tonight
Buy fresh, cook tonight: 3 recipes from food-focused Port Susan Farmers Market
Another long shot
Another long shot: Smith hopes to follow in Kearse's footsteps with Seahawks
For love of the game
For love of the game: ‘There’s no such thing as enough baseball’ for...