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Antoine Winfield expected to visit Seahawks

Antoine Winfield, Lee Evans

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield (26) leaves behind Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans (83) while running for 41 yards after intercepting a pass from Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick intended for Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)


The Seahawks have a strong cornerback tandem in Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, but they may be looking to add another Pro Bowler to the mix.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that cornerback Antoine Winfield is expected to meet with the Seahawks this week. Winfield has spent a lot of time in the slot in recent seasons, something he’d likely do if he wound up with the Seahawks thanks to the presence of Browner and Sherman on the outside.

Winfield visited with the Redskins earlier in the offseason and there’s reportedly still interest in Washington despite the return of DeAngelo Hall to their secondary. Winfield has also been talking to the Vikings, who cut him to save cap room early last month. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he wants Winfield back, but the two sides haven’t been able to strike a deal to this point.

If the Seahawks do land Winfield, it will make one of the league’s best secondaries even deeper and add a little more star power to what should be an entertaining NFC West race with the 49ers in 2013.