The depth of the Seattle's stout secondary is being tested right now. Cornerback Brandon Browner is likely to miss at least a month with a serious groin injury. Walter Thurmond had been filling Browner's shoes admirably before being hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse (non-PED), according to Rapoport.
Winfield performed at a high level in his final season with the Minnesota Vikings, but the Seahawks cut the veteran just four months after signing him to a deal that included $1 million in guaranteed salary. Carroll obviously saw something he didn't like then. Carroll might be more willing to overlook any shortcomings given the circumstances.