Antoine Winfield is the team’s oldest cornerback. He’s the team’s oldest defender, actually. Check that… yes, he is the oldest player the Vikings have on the roster, and he knows it.
“I think I’m the oldest player on the team now,” Winfield said in this interview. “Of course, young guys come and ask me after a play, ‘Which technique did I look good (on)?’ During film study, they sit by me and ask questions, and I answer them.”
Despite his age and the possibility of being relegated to more of a nickel back role, Winfield says he is ready to go.
“I’m 100 percent, Winfield said. “I think I was cleared the end of March. The last couple of months I’m running around, getting into shape and getting ready for training camp.”
Winfield also said that while he thinks he could play free safety, his body will hold up better at cornerback and it sounds like he plans to finish his career the same way he began it.