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Antoine Winfield retires

Antoine Winfield

Seattle Seahawks’ Antoine Winfield makes a grab for the football during NFL football training camp, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Antoine Winfield, the Pro Bowl cornerback who was expected to add to an already deep Seattle secondary this season, has instead decided to call it a career.

The 36-year-old Winfield informed the Seahawks today that he plans to retire, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

Winfield may have come to that decision after realizing he wasn’t going to make the Seahawks’ 53-man roster: He was reportedly not expected to make it to the regular season, as the Seahawks decided they wanted to go younger and deeper with their depth in the secondary.

Still, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Winfield made a difference during his time with the team.

“Wishing Antoine Winfield the best in his decision to retire. He’s a consummate pro and a great team player. We were lucky to have him,” Carroll wrote on Twitter.

The retirement marks the end of a 14-year NFL career in which Winfield played for the Bills and Vikings and was named to three Pro Bowls.