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Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork - #75 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 325 lbs.
Birthday 11/04/1981
Birthplace Boynton Beach, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 21st pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
48 2 0

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Aqib Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

Flawed defense? No problem for Patriots

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
If the Patriots are to live up to expectations, they need to win the Super Bowl to put to rest any questions about Bill Belichick’s defense.

Patriots add OG Petrus

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OG Mitch Petrus on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots release LB Tarpinian

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the 53-man roster, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Patriots RB Bolden suspended four games

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Patriots' new-look secondary could impact S Chung

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
If Aqib Talib's presence moves Devin McCourty to safety for the long-term, that will impact S Patrick Chung, who is in a contract year.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 22, 2011
Wilfork says he doesn't want to be a distraction to his Patriots teammates after a report that he was paid $50,000 while at the University of Miami.||||||| The New England nose tackle said in the team's locker room Monday that the week since the Yahoo! Sports report was posted last Tuesday had been tough. But he says he has moved forward and is focused on his career. The Yahoo! Sports report said booster Nevin Shapiro paid Wilfork $50,000 as a recruiting tool to sign with a sports agency that Shapiro said he co-owned.
Posted March 06, 2010
Wilfork has agreed to a long-term contract that will keep him with the New England Patriots.||||||| Terms of the deal were not disclosed on Saturday. ESPNBoston.com, citing an NFL source, said the contract was for five years and $40 million.
Posted Feb. 22, 2010
The New England Patriots have put the franchise tag on Wilfork.||||||| The Patriots said Monday they made the move to continue negotiating a long-term agreement with the six-year veteran. They said that agreement has been their top contractual priority and Wilfork remains a significant part of their plans. Wilfork has said he would not be happy if the team put the franchise tag on him.
Posted Dec. 20, 2009
Wilfork is out Sunday against Houston with a foot injury.||||||| The Patriots hope Wilfork can return for their wild-card weekend game.
Posted Aug. 01, 2009
Wilfork said Saturday he won't let his contract dispute with the Patriots affect his play on the field.||||||| Wilfork, in the last year of a six-year contract he signed as a first-round draft pick out of Miami in 2004, said his future with the Patriots is ``out of my control,'' referring to off-field negotiations. He and his agent, Kennard McGuire, are upset that negotiations on a contract extension have been fruitless. Players drafted in Wilfork's position - 21st in the first round - are no longer allowed to sign contracts longer than five years.

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