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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

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Ravens FS Ed Reed and Panthers QB Cam Newton received hefty fines this week for actions taken in Week 16.

Patriots could make run at Texans' Williams

Posted Feb. 12, 2012 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
Coming off a close loss in Super Bowl XLVI, the Patriots might shock people by being big players in the free-agent market.

Loss puts focus on Patriots' needs, not legacy

Posted Feb. 06, 2012 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
If the ball had bounced differently, Monday would be a celebration of Tom Brady and the Patriots. Instead, it's a look ahead at what needs to be improved.

Patriots here because they cleaned up the house

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
An improved locker-room situation helped allow the Patriots to get back to the Super Bowl.

Kraft, Mara started season; now they'll finish it

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 5:06 a.m. ET
Robert Kraft and John Mara have had success despite different management styles and different paths to the top.

The First Fifteen: Super Bowl edition

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday? We get you ready for the week with the top 15 story lines leading up to the biggest day of nacho consumption in our great country.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Trying to stop DT Vince Wilfork will be a tall but important task for the Giants' offensive line Sunday.

Patriots' play in the trenches gives them shot at revenge

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
With physical and mental toughness displayed late in Sunday's game, the Pats escaped with a win to advance to the Super Bowl.

Shorts and Shells: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 a.m. ET
Joe Flacco stood tall in the Ravens' AFC title-game loss; special teams are the difference in Niners-Giants; Vince Wilfork's monster game; and more.

Tebow stayed in vs. Patriots despite serious injuries

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Broncos QB Tim Tebow played hurt on Saturday night, but apparently will make a full recovery from his injuries, without requiring surgery.

Patriots players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 1:52 a.m. ET
The Patriots' passing game was productive in the second half, but there were few other highlights from Sunday's loss.

Jets C Mangold practices

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Jets C Nick Mangold participated in practice Wednesday.

Patriots stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
The offensive line had a huge game against Oakland on Sunday, bringing its stock up after a couple of tough weeks running the football.

Patriots players of the week: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Wes Welker had another huge game for the Patriots and he leads the league in receiving by a wide margin.

Pats offense continues to roll but 'D' not quite there

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offense had another sensational game against the Chargers, but the defense doesn't yet look like a much improved unit.

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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