As word continues that free agent defensive end Dwight Freeney may or may not have priced himself out of the Denver Broncos price range, a new conversation piece has entered from stage left -- Antoine Winfield.
regardless of how strong a push Skins might want to make for Antoine Winfield, they face real cap issues. Vikings, Broncos among his options— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 29, 2013
As insider as some insiders are, there really has been nothing on the Broncos/Winfield outside of CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora's throwaway tweet. Throwaway as it may have been, what it appears is that there is at least an option for Winfield to sign with Denver and at best an offer on the table.
#26 / NFL Free Agent
Jun 24, 1977
Ohio State University
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Winfield may be just North of 36 years old (Champ Bailey will be 35 two days before Winfield turns 36), but that did not stop the long toothed cornerback from earning ProFootballFocus.com's 'Number One Corner' honor. Though, the site themselves admits the award is a little wrong based on their own metrics, but justify his number one ranking due to his super human cornerbacking ability in defending against the running game of all things.
The bit from La Canfora comes after the Washington Redskins supposedly gave Winfield the full-court press. Showing him a highlight reel of plays he had made in the past against the Redskins, joined in the room not only by Mike Shanahan, but also by Robert Griffin III.
Another cornerback of all things; no one saw that one coming. It isn't a coincidence that the Broncos have been linked (and continue to be) to most available cornerbacks. Last season, as you will remember, Denver signed both Tracy Porter and Drayton Florence and that was with Chris Harris and Tony Carter on the roster.
Though Omar Bolden wasn't a part of the equation quite yet at the time of those signings. The Broncos seem to realize that they are one or two catastrophes away from a Bolden/Carter/Harris cornerback trio. Which could be outnumbered by most NFL offenses.