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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

Skilled cover man Talib gives Patriots flexibility

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots are taking a chance on CB Aqib Talib, but he is a skilled cover man who can allow Bill Belichick to be flexible with the secondary.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Patriots release DB Moore

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and signed LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Patriots release LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.

AFC East Spin cycle: Dolphins keep pace with Patriots

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins asserted themselves as the AFC East's top two teams with convincing Week Eight victories.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Sanchez's fumble in OT gives Patriots the win

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on to beat the Jets.

Patriots add LB Tarpinian

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Dennard getting his opportunity in Pats' secondary

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard has seen extra playing time the past two weeks and could spark a Pats secondary that still has its flaws.

Key matchup: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley vs. Jets run defense

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots' three wins have come when Stevan Ridley and the run game have dominated, and the Jets will look to contain them on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Patriots ORG Dan Connolly

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.

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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