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Vikings consider limiting Winfield's role

Updated: December 31, 2009, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings don't expect cornerback Antoine Winfield to be at full strength until the offseason.

Winfield missed six games with a foot injury, before returning with a standout performance against Cincinnati three weeks ago. The past two games were some of his worst, though. Winfield was beaten in coverage several times.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Thursday that a reduced role for Winfield is being considered. A healthy backup could ...

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