Vikings' Winfield added to NFC Pro Bowl roster
Cornerback Antoine Winfield was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday, according to the team's website. That will give the Vikings 10 players in the Pro Bowl.
Winfield was an alternate when the final Pro Bowl voting was announced near the end of the season but he will take the place of an injured player. The Cardinals' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hurt his left leg in Arizona's playoff loss at New Orleans on Saturday. This will be Winfield's second consecutive Pro Bowl.
Winfield missed six games this season because of an injury to his right foot and has struggled at times since his return. Winfield, however, was effective in the regular-season finale playing exclusively inside in the nickel defense.
Despite missing time, Winfield still tied for the team lead with nine passes broken up. He also had 58 tackles. Winfield becomes the first Vikings cornerback to earn consecutive Pro Bowl berths since Carl Lee in 1989-90.