Free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield is slated to visit the Seahawks this week so it appears that he will not, as many thought, choose between the Redskins and his former team, the Vikings, for his 2013 team.

This could be taken as a bad sign for those hoping that the Redskins would be able to land the former Pro Bowler. From a sheer financial standpoint, the Redskins have a hard time competing financially in a two-way bidding war. If three teams are competing for his services, the Redskins, who have just under $670,000 in cap room, would have to be the decided underdogs. The Vikings have about $4.4 million in cap space while the Seahawks are sitting on just under $9 million.

Money is not necessarily everything to Winfield, however. He has let it be known that he wants to play for a contender. The Vikings, Seahawks, and Redskins all made the playoffs last year so they all meet the minimum qualifications. However, the Seahawks appear to have helped themselves this offseason with the acquisition of receiver Percy Harvin and a few other free agent moves while the Vikings lost Harvin and the Redskins have been doing all they can do to retain their own players.

Logic would tell you that the Seahawks have the upper hand. But it doesn’t always work that way. Perhaps Seattle’s interest is less than intense and the visit is like that of Fred Davis to Buffalo, designed just to spur other parties into action. As noted here a couple of days ago, until Winfield signs on the line someplace else, there is still a chance he will end up with the Redskins.