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NFL notes: Report says Winfield set to join Seahawks

Published April 12, 2013 8:53 pm

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Cornerback Antoine Winfield is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. ESPN.com first reported Winfield reaching an agreement with the Seahawks. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been officially announced.

Winfield joins one of the most talented defensive backfields in the NFL, likely as an extra cornerback to play in the slot. He is joining a secondary that features two All-Pros in cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas and past Pro Bowl selections Brandon Browner and Kam Chancellor.

Winfield's a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was voted All-Pro in 2008. He had been with the Vikings since 2004.

Winfield had one of the most productive seasons of his career with 11 tackles for loss, three interceptions and 13 passes defended.

Tebow vows to have "great attitude"

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow plans to report for offseason workouts Monday with a "great attitude."

Speaking at his annual charity event in his hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tebow offered little insight into his feelings about the Jets signing quarterback David Garrard or about the rampant speculation that his time in New York might be ending after one disappointing and unproductive season.

"It's nothing I can control, and … I really try not to worry about what I can't control," Tebow said. "Just try to have the best attitude, have the best effort, a great work ethic, and so far this offseason has been a lot of fun. Been my best yet."

Tebow ran for just 102 yards and completed 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards.

Ravens add McClain

Inside linebacker Rolando McClain signed a one-year contract with Baltimore. He comes to the Ravens as a free agent after being released by the Raiders this month. McClain spent three years with Oakland after being selected eighth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.