5'9'' / 203 lbs
Winfield recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 27-20 loss at Indianapolis.
Winfield managed a double-digit tackle total for the second straight game and the third time this season in Week 12. He's on pace for the first 100-tackle season of his career, but he'll probably spend a lot of time defending against the pass in Week 13 versus the Panthers.
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Winfield collected 16 tackles (nine solo) in the Buccaneers' 27-14 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
The fourth-year safety was all over the field Sunday, compiling a career-high tackle total that was partly the byproduct of Lavonte David exiting the game in the second half with a groin strain. Winfield now has two double-digit tackle tallies on the campaign, and his prolific effort against the 49ers pushed him over the 70-tackle mark for fourth time in as many pro seasons. With David and Winfield's secondary mates Carlton Davis (hip) and Jamel Dean (foot/ankle) all suddenly iffy for a Week 12 road matchup against the Colts, Winfield could be due for another busy afternoon versus Indianapolis.
Winfield recorded six total tackles, one interception and one pass defended in Sunday's 20-6 win against the Titans.
Winfield led the team in total tackles with three solo and three assisted tackles throughout the outing Sunday, and capped off his performance with an interception late in the fourth quarter and returned it for 28 yards. The 25-year-old safety has proved to be the team's leading safety with 573 team snaps compared to Ryan Neal's 424 but enters a tough Week 11 matchup against the 49ers and their dynamic pass catchers.
Winfield recorded nine tackles (six solo), including a sack, two tackles for loss, forcing and recovering a fumble while also breaking up a pass in Sunday's 26-9 win over the Saints.
Winfield was one of two Buccaneers to take down Derek Carr this past Sunday, tallying his second sack of the year. The 25-year-old recorded eight stops in only two games last season, and he's already met or surpassed that mark three times through his first four appearances this year. Winfield currently leads Tampa Bay in tackles, pass deflections and forced fumbles heading into the team's Week 5 matchup against Detroit.
Winfield logged 11 tackles (five solo) in Monday's 25-11 loss to the Eagles.
Winfield's tackle total was the most he has recorded through three games this season. He also saw the field for all 78 defensive snaps, which makes it back-to-back contests without leaving the field. The safety will look to stay active in Week 4 when the Bucs head to New Orleans.
Winfield furnished eight tackles (four solo), including a sack, and forced and recovered a fumble while also breaking up a pass in the Buccaneers' 20-17 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Winfield was one of two Bucs to take down Kirk Cousins on the afternoon, with his first-quarter sack resulting in a fumble the star safety was able to corral. That led to Tampa Bay's first points of the season in the form of a Chase McLaughlin field goal and ignited what would be a terrific all-around fantasy performance. Winfield recorded as many as eight stops in only two of 13 games last season, so the start to his 2023 campaign is certainly encouraging.
Winfield (undisclosed) was a full participant at the Buccaneers' practice Wednesday.
Winfield missed Tampa Bay's final preseason game while dealing with an undisclosed leg injury, but he appears to be ready to go for Sunday's regular season opener versus the Vikings. The safety is entering his fourth season with the team and he recorded 64 solo tackles, including a career-high four sacks, in 2022.
Head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Sunday that the team is "hopeful" that Winfield (undisclosed) will be ready for the Bucs' season opener against the Vikings on Sept. 10, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Winfield sat out of Saturday's 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens and was seen watching from the sidelines with a sleeve on his leg. Most of the Bucs' starters played in the preseason finale outside of Winfield, linebacker Lavonte David and wide receiver Mike Evans. Nolan Turner, Richard LeCounte and Christian Izien should fill in for Winfield should the 2020 second-round pick be ruled out for Week 1.
Winfield confirmed Tuesday that he'll be moving back to free safety for the 2023 campaign, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Head coach Todd Bowles hopes Winfield's transition back to the middle of the field will create an uptick in turnovers for Tampa Bay's defense, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports. The 2020 second-round pick operated as a free safety during his first two NFL campaigns, but he had a more versatile role in 2022 and played closer to the line of scrimmage. Across 42 career games, Winfield has totaled 246 tackles (174 solo), nine sacks, four interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.