Antoine Winfield Contract Talks Stall with Minnesota Vikings

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IMay 11, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 14:  Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings kneels on one knee during a break in NFL game action against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals 35-14. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

According to Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield's agent, Ashanti Webb, talks between the two sides regarding a new contract have been put off.

"There are no active negotiations and there are no further talks planned," Ashanti Webb said in a text message to the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Sunday.

Winfield is going into the final year of his contract after a season in which he was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

He also had 95 tackles and two interceptions last season along with being a leader on and off the field.

If the Vikings were to not get a deal done with Winfield, the team would be looking at a few young corners on the roster to replace him in 2010.

These include cornerback Charles Gordon, Asher Allen, Benny Sapp, and newly acquired Karl Paymah.

With the impact Winfield makes on the field for the Vikings, look for the team to do everything it can to strike a deal and keep him in Minnesota for the rest of his career.