BBAO: Frazier wants Antoine Winfield back

March, 18, 2013
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PHOENIX -- It's rare when an NFL player re-signs with a team that cut him for financial reasons. Those business issues, as well as hurt feelings, don't usually dissipate quickly enough to foster a re-connection.

That's why most of us aren't expecting the Minnesota Vikings to re-sign cornerback Antoine Winfield, whom the team released last week rather than pay him a $7.25 million base salary. But as Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com points out, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is hoping Winfield proves the exception to that unwritten rule.

In town for the NFL owners meeting, Frazier told Pelissero that he has spoken to Winfield abut the situation and added: "I'm hoping that we can figure out a way to get him back here. So, I'm hoping that it's not goodbye yet."

The market has fallen for free agent cornerbacks in recent days and many are settling for one-year contracts. Winfield reportedly has received several calls of interest but he will be 36 when the season begins. We'll see where it goes.

Continuing around the NFC North as the meeting officially opens:

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