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Minnesota Vikings: Lack of Extension to Antoine Winfield Not Surprising

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Many voiced their concerns as the Vikings and veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield reached an impasse with contract talks. Understandably so. But after a look at the big picture, it's not the least bit surprising.

After the whole deal with six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and veteran safety Darren Sharper, it's pretty clear the Minnesota Vikings are not letting 2008 Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield get away.

So what's taking them? Why would there be an impasse if Antoine wants to stay and the Vikings want him back?

Easy. The name that has tortured Minnesota fans since the thought came that he would come out of retirement to play for the purple: Brett Favre.

Obviously, the Vikings have eno...

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