SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWSN) - In a surprising move the Minnesota Vikings released cornerback Antoine Winfield at the start of free agency.
Winfield was acquired by the Vikings in 2004 in free agency. In his 14 years, Winfield has 824 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 27 interceptions. Last season for the Vikings he posted 101 tackles, half of a sack, and three interceptions.
The Vikings also re-signed offensive linemen Phil Loadholt. Loadholt was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Vikings and helps solidify the offensive line. Last season, Loadholt was instrumental in helping Vikings running back Adrian Peterson almost rush for 2,000 total yards.