It seems as though Vince Wilfork 's days as a New England Patriot are over. How do the Patriots replace Wilfork ? Should they look at free agency or the draft? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Patriots replacing Wilfork in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com
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A sampling of reactions on Twitter regarding the news that New England Patriots will not pick up the contract option of Vince Wilfork:
Vince Wilfork has been a fixture with the New England Patriots since his rookie season in 2004.
New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork found out Tuesday night that the only NFL team he has known will not pick up his option, making him a free agent. He tweeted out a statement Wednesday morning, marking the end of an era. Morning guys... Show More Summary
The New England Patriots are letting one of their biggest assets test the open market. The New England Patriots declined to pick up the option on defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s contract, just five days before the massive nose tackle was due a $4 million roster bonus. The move will reportedly save the team approximately $8 million in cap room.
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Nose tackle Vince Wilfork has been integral to the New England Patriots' success over the past 11 seasons, but the defending Super Bowl champions have chosen to move on from the five-time Pro Bowler. As seen in this statement released...Show More Summary
Rapid reaction as veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork announced that the New England Patriots will not be picking up his option, making him a free agent when the 2015 league year begins March 10: What it means: Wilfork's value to the Patriots has multiple layers and the team takes a hit if he's not on the roster. Show More Summary
Vince Wilfork's 11-year career with New England appears to have come to an end. As expected, the Patriots have declined to pick up Wilfork's option—saving them $8 million against the cap—and the longtime anchor of the Pats' D is going to have to move on. Read more...
The Patriots apparently are moving forward without defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who has spent his entire 11-year NFL career in New England. Wilfork took it well on Twitter. Morning guys … Please read below this will be my only statement pic.twitter.com/gClv03hqet — Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 5, 2015 After an ugly offseason contract squabble led […]
The murder trial for former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to continue today. The ex-athlete faces murder and firearm charges resulting from the June 2013 death of Massachusetts resident Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors claim the football star planned the man’s murder after a fight several days earlier. Watch below, via Livestream: [...]
Looking at it now, it all seemed so simple. All the New England Patriots had to do was place the franchise tag on safety Devin McCourty, paying him $9.6 million for the 2015 season, and they may have been able to retain two key cogsShow More Summary
The Indianapolis Colts' list of needs for the offseason is a long, exhausting catalog. With a plethora of 2014 Colts seeing their contracts expire combined with a roster that lost to the New England Patriots 45-7 in the AFC Championship...Show More Summary
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The New England Patriots have some issues to address this offseason. What should be the top priority for New England in free agency? What positions should they focus on? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss the Patriots' offseason in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com
The New England Patriots are hardly ever involved in the discussion among teams seeking top-dollar free agents, and that's especially the case this season with so much talk surrounding two impending Patriots free agents in cornerback...Show More Summary
ESPN New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said the team would like to keep cornerback Darrelle Revis, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, safety Devin McCourty and running back Shane Vereen.
A few New England Patriots-based thoughts on the notable trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, as reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, in which Philadelphia sends running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso: 1. Show More Summary
The New England Patriots have appeared in seven Super Bowls in the past 14 years because they are superb at executing game plans against their opponents. Certain factors such as cornerback-receiver matchups ultimately drive head coach...Show More Summary