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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Antoine Winfield
Back from their bye week, with the best record in the NFL and heading into a Monday night showdown with the Saints, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks spent Tuesday dealing with the kinds of distractions they believed were over.
Washington tried twice in free agency to sign a top cornerback but could not complete a deal with Aqib Talib, who re-signed with New England, or Antoine Winfield, who chose Seattle after visiting Redskins Park. On Friday, though, the Redskins can handpick their man.
The Redskins' guiding philosophy during this salary cap crisis is clear little more than a month after free agency began. They believe continuity and familiarity can help offset whatever gains in talent the club could not achieve because it lacked necessary cap space.
Ready. Set. Spend!
Several other stars, including Nnamdi Asomugha, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Antoine Winfield, are looking for jobs after they were cut in cost-saving moves on a busy opening day of free agency.
Two players who wear No. 26 joined hands with the coaches of the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings in tribute to the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and New York Giants players wore decals with the initials of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed wants his name on the short list by the time night falls Sunday.
The Chicago Bears got Jay Cutler back from a concussion, only to lose three more stars to injuries.
In the first five weeks of the season, the Washington Redskins' offense developed an effective formula, effective enough to rank it among the league's leaders. Alfred Morris ran the ball, and Robert Griffin III threw it. (And occasionally, of course, RG3 did what RG3 does -- let his spontaneity take him where it will.)
A quarter-by-quarter recap of the Redskins' 38-26 win against the Vikings.
The Washington Redskins re-signed receiver Donte Stallworth and defensive end Darrion Scott and placed receiver Leonard Hankerson (torn labrum in right hip) and defensive end Kedric Golston (knee) on injured reserve.
Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson regards Toronto as a nice and diverse place to visit. Just don't ask him to get excited about playing "home" games there.ss
After watching the leader of his secondary miss the entire week of practice with a stiff neck, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is still holding out hope that Antoine Winfield will be able to play on Sunday against Arizona.
It doesn't take a Mangenius to decipher the NFL standings one month into the wildest NFL season in recent memory. The winners and losers certainly have separated themselves.
Leslie Frazier insists he wasn't trying to send a message when left tackle Bryant McKinnie, a fixture on the Minnesota Vikings offensive line for the past nine years, was abruptly released two days into Frazier's first training camp as a head coach.
"With so much time off, guys do different things. Some guys relax, some guys travel. Some guys like to party," cornerback Antoine Winfield said. "But you have to be disciplined. All you have to do is go work out, stay in some kind of shape, and perform."