Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Vikings continued a busy couple of days ahead of the NFL free agency period starting on Tuesday afternoon by releasing veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, it was reported Tuesday morning by Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
The 35-year-old Winfield was due $7.25 million this upcoming season, all of which would have counted against Minnesota's salary cap.
The team reportedly wanted the veteran to restructure his deal, but Winfield refused and seems ready to test the free agent market.
Winfield came to the Vikings in 2004 after spending five seasons with the Buffalo Bills, totaling 1,053 tackles and 27 interceptions across 191 regular season games played.
Minnesota has been busy ahead of this year's free agency period, dealing wide receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle on Monday in exchange for three draft picks.