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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Former Bills, Vikings CB Antoine Winfield retires from NFL Reply with quote

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Antoine Winfield has informed the Seattle Seahawks that he is going to retire.


https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/373924157701885952


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, because he could've found work elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds more like a "Your fired!" "You can't fire me! I quit!" thing to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winfield had himself a nice career. its unfortunate, i feel he had a year left in him, definitely could have added value to a team as a slot CB.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better way to go than to be cut. I'm guessing that is why Seattle never made the cut official, he earned the right to walk off on his own terms.

The writing was on the wall with Walter Thurmond looking vastly superior and taking all his reps.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Antoine Winfield is retiring from football, according to his agent, Ashanti Webb. He was released by Seattle today as reported this AM


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A one-day contract with the Vikings, then?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favorite players ever. It was fun to watch the smallest guy on defense lay the biggest hits.

Have a good one, 'Toine!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id send Jared Allen and Chad Greenway to Houston and drag him out of retirement and get him to Winter Park before next Sunday.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
If Winfield is still under contract with Seattle (what is the story on this?) id throw a conditional draft pick the Seahawks way. Nothing if Winfield retires or a 7th rd pick if he plays. Id then send Jared Allen and Chad Greenway to Houston and drag him out of retirement and get him to Winter Park before next Sunday. If he remains retired, he gets the honor of being able to retire as a Viking. Seems like a win-win.


He was release, as i posted above.

The Seahawks announced it aswell.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hawks seem to have listed him as cut. I think that allows Winfield to collect 1m, if so nice work if you can get it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darnell wrote:
The Hawks seem to have listed him as cut. I think that allows Winfield to collect 1m, if so nice work if you can get it.

his Seattle contract wasn't guaranteed.
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vike daddy wrote:
darnell wrote:
The Hawks seem to have listed him as cut. I think that allows Winfield to collect 1m, if so nice work if you can get it.

his Seattle contract wasn't guaranteed.


Actually, $1 million of it was.

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Signed a one-year, $2 million contract. The deal contains $1 million guaranteed -- a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 of Winfield's base salary.


https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/324930027407953920
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
darnell wrote:
The Hawks seem to have listed him as cut. I think that allows Winfield to collect 1m, if so nice work if you can get it.

his Seattle contract wasn't guaranteed.


per Ian Rapoport:

"#Seahawks officially ruled Antoine Winfield as being cut, instead of retiring. Means he can now collect his $1M in guarantees. Cool."
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darnell wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
darnell wrote:
The Hawks seem to have listed him as cut. I think that allows Winfield to collect 1m, if so nice work if you can get it.

his Seattle contract wasn't guaranteed.


per Ian Rapoport:

"#Seahawks officially ruled Antoine Winfield as being cut, instead of retiring. Means he can now collect his $1M in guarantees. Cool."


That was generous of Seattle.
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