Free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday afternoon, according to multiple reports. The Redskins had recruited him.
Winfield, who turns 36 in June, eliminated the Redskins from consideration mid-week, according to an NFL Network report.
Washington finished the week with little less than $30,000 of available salary cap space. The club has prioritized re-signed its own free agents in the wake of an $18 million penalty imposed by the league and agreed upon by the players’ union.
The Redskins’ dearth of cap space doomed their pursuit of free agent cornerback Aqib Talib earlier this offseason, according to several people with knowledge of that situation. Shortly after Winfield’s visit to Redskins Park late last month ended without an agreement, Washington re-signed No. 1 cornerback DeAngelo Hall to a one-year contract that counts only $1.25 million against the salary cap.