Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield retires

Defensive back Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings tips a pass during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 2, 2011
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antonie Winfield retires from the NFL after 14 years in the league, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield has retired from the game after 14 seasons in the NFL.

The 36-year-old was signed by the Seahawks in the off-season following his release by the Minnesota Vikings.

However, the veteran defensive back struggled during his side's pre-season games and reports suggest that he was not going to make Pete Carroll's 53-man roster.

"Wishing Antoine Winfield the best in his decision to retire. He's a consummate pro and a great team player. We were lucky to have him," Carroll wrote on Twitter.

Seattle face the Carolina Panthers in their season opener next week.

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013
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