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Munnerlyn on Antoine Winfield comparison: ‘I stole some of his game’


MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said he likened himself to former Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield long before local reporters started asking the question on Thursday.

The 5-foot-8-inch Munnerlyn has been battling the misconception that he’s too small to play cornerback his entire career, even though he racked up […]

Krammer: How can the Vikings fix NFL’s worst secondary in 2014?


Most figured the loss of veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield would hurt the Minnesota Vikings’ pass defense in 2013.

But not many thought the attrition of one player would lead to a NFL record 37 passing touchdowns allowed, tying the Baltimore Colts’ 1981 defense, according to Pro Football Reference.

In a league […]

Antoine Winfield pursuing NFL return in “right situation”

By Curtis Crabtree

When the Seattle Seahawks told Antoine Winfield that they planned to release him in August, the 15-year veteran cornerback elected to call it a career. He had been named to an All-Pro team and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection in his time with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings.

However, Winfield […]

Antoine Winfield reportedly will consider NFL return

Around the League

By Chris Wesseling

Around the League Writer

When Antoine Winfield decided to hang up the spikes after being released by the Seattle Seahawks during final cuts, the cornerback’s agent wisely held off on filing the required retirement paperwork.

The 14-year veteran now is working out in Houston and will consider a […]

Zulgad: Christian Ponder only part of problem with disappointing Vikings


Much of the anger over the Minnesota Vikings’ 0-3 start has been directed at Christian Ponder.

This comes as no surprise.

It’s always easy to point at the quarterback when times are tough and, in Ponder’s case, he has never been seen by fans as the solution to this franchise’s issues at that […]

Cook, Sanford to have MRI exams as Vikings leave for London


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings secondary was a question mark heading into the 2013 season, but after allowing almost 1,000 passing yards through the first three games — it’s a glaring weakness in this winless team.

And now safety Jamarca Sanford (quad), cornerback Chris Cook (groin) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) […]

Report: Winfield hasn’t filed retirement papers

Posted by Mike Florio


After veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield was cut by the Seahawks, he quickly announced a plan to retire.

That plan has not yet been formalized.

According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Winfield’s agent said the player hasn’t filed retirement papers.

As we learned (over and over […]

Pregame: New faces mix with old rivalries in Vikings-Lions


Two NFL greats have been mainstays of Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions football since 2007, but in the 13th meeting between running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Calvin Johnson — it’s the new faces that have coaches, fans and media buzzing.

Prior to kickoff, the win count stands at Adrian Peterson: 8, Calvin Johnson: 4.


Zulgad: Trying to talk Antoine Winfield out of retirement a no-brainer

by Judd Zulgad

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Leslie Frazier might not lead the campaign to get Antoine Winfield to reconsider his decision to retire, but it’s clear that some of Frazier’s players are going to see if the veteran cornerback is really done.

“I will most definitely call him and try to talk him […]

Jim Schwartz: It'll be 'interesting' not seeing Antoine Winfield

by Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — For the first time since 2008, the Detroit Lions will lineup against a Minnesota Vikings team without receiver Percy Harvin and cornerback Antoine Winfield, two playmakers vital to the Vikings’ 5-3 record over the Lions in that stretch.

In a conference call on Wednesday morning, Lions coach […]