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NFL.com's Albert Breer later reported Winfield's contract is for one year, according to a Seahawks source. The contract is worth $3 million with $1 million guaranteed, a source involved in the process told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Saturday. He turned down more guaranteed money from the Vikings to go to Seattle, a source told Rapoport.
"I'm definitely excited about the opportunity to play in Seattle," Winfield told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "They're a great football team. Those guys did an excellent job last season.
"They're young, athletic and energetic. I'm excited to play with Richard (Sherman), Brandon (Browner), Kam (Chancellor) and Earl (Thomas) because they're some of the most talented players on defense in the NFL right now."
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Winfield's decision to leave Minnesota was not easy.
The Seahawks already had the No. 1-ranked scoring defense in the NFL before they added Winfield and young pass rushers in Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. This is a case of the rich getting richer. The organization certainly is keeping up in the arms race with the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers.