Antoine Winfield Will Likely Retire a Viking

After a bit of hemming and hawing, Antoine Winfield has at last gotten a contract extension from the Vikings.  The new deal will reportedly pay the Pro Bowl cornerback $36 million over five years, with $16.1 million in guaranteed money.  The big hang-up from the Vikings’ side was Antoine’s age – he’s 31, and would be 36 if he played till the end of the deal – but they covered themselves on that end by building a bunch of incentives into the contract.

Unless Antoine Winfield wants to play beyond 36, it appears he will get his wish and retire as a Viking.  This leaves very little unfinished business from the contract side of things:  the Vikes just need to sew up Phil Loadholt and Percy Harvin, and then get that quarterback guy from Mississippi taken care of, and we will be ready to roll.

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