In 2003 the journey finally came to an end when Frank left the Green Bay Packers on waivers. Sherman indicated that the release of Winters might have been the toughest cut of his four-year tenure."I wrestled with it all last night and even today," Sherman said. "I'm sure he sees things differently and wished they were different. But Frank's a real pro and understands the business."
Winters, who joined the Green and Gold as a Plan B acquisition in 1992, played in all 16 games last season for the seventh time as a Packer and for the 10th time in his 16-year NFL career. Overall, he played in 231 games. He played 11 seasons with the Packers and was a mainstay in the offensive line. He was also one of the toughest players on the starting unit and also one of the craftiest.