Frazier: `If [Winfield] wanted to play, I'd welcome the opportunity.'
- Blog Post by: Mark Craig
- September 2, 2013 - 1:36 PM
The Vikings haven't spoken to former Vikings cornerback and now former Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield, who informed the Seahawks on Saturday that he was retiring.
Apparently, the door is still open. Here's what coach Leslie Frazier had to say when asked about Winfield after today's practice:
"I have a ton of respect for Antoine," Frazier said. "He did a lot of good things for us here. He had a great career here in Minnesota. He really helped me look good at times with some of the plays he made. I have a deep affection for him.
"If he wanted to play [this season], I'd welcome the opportunity to work with Antoine again if that's what he wanted to do. But if he's retired, I wish him nothing but the best. He's been a great player, a great person. He's going to enjoy retirement."
Asked if he's spoken to Winfield in the past two days, Frazier said, "I haven't spoken to him. I may give him a call today just to wish him well."
In other Vikings news ...
- Frazier said he'd update the team's injuries on Wednesday. DT Kevin Williams (knee) was the only player who didn't practice today.
- Despite an impressive three-game stretch by backup weak-side linebacker Desmond Bishop, Frazier said "as we speak, Marvin Mitchell is still our starting" weak-side linebacker.
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