Reports from earlier in the day suggested that Winfield was likely to be cut loose by Seattle before today’s deadline.
Winfield was a three time Pro Bowl selection who played his best years for the Minnesota Vikings. Despite his age, Winfield put together a heck of 2012 season and has had a very solid career in the NFL.
The Seahawks have made a name for themselves as they strictly abide by their “best-player-plays” mentality, which appears to put Winfield out of sorts with a team with a very deep depth at cornerback.
The team will opt to try and deal Winfield first, considering the interest shown by both the Redskins and Vikings in the offseason.