"It all depends on the Packers and what they want to do," Winters said. "We'll just have to see. I want to come back, but I don't make those decisions.
"For as much as I played, I still feel pretty good," Winters said. "I still feel like I can compete." Wednesday, Winters underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. He is expected to be ready for minicamps.
Whether or not there'll be a roster spot for Winters, who will turn 39 later this month, remains to be seen. But his importance in the clutch this year -- starting 11 of of his 17 games due to injuries on the offensive line -- has to be considered.
In 2001 Winters made it into a mere four games, but when the injuries hit in 2002, it forced starting center Mike Flanagan to shift and put Winters back in the middle, literally.
Winters answered that call with some of the best football of his career, according to GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman.
"Frank Winters was a warrior for us," Sherman said after the injuries hit.