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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


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Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Dolphins rookie C Mike Pouncey will be the first to face the new-look Patriots front line of Albert Haynesworth and Vince Wilfork.

Booster says he gave lavish gifts to Miami football players

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 2:26 a.m. ET
A University of Miami booster says he provided illegal benefits to a number of Hurricanes players, including several who became prominent NFL players.

Patriots positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive line situation.

Ole Miss NT Powe relishes dirty jobs

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
NT Jerrell Powe knows his role at the next level often will be the unenviable task of taking on double-teams and attracting blockers.

Pats could fill hole at DE spot in first round

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
With two picks in the first round of a DE-heavy draft, the Patriots could look to continue their success of using their first pick on a defensive player to help shore up the defensive line.

They said it: Patriots Monday edition

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media Monday following his team's playoff loss to the Jets. QB Tom Brady and NT Vince Wilfork had interviews on WEEI, Boston sports radio while other players talked to reporters in ...

Patriots' 60-second rant: Depleted D-line gets big test Sunday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:44 p.m. ET
If the Jets expose the Patriots' defensive line on Sunday the way other teams have this season, it could spell the end of New England's run.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
The Jets' offense would greatly benefit by establishing a rushing attack against an injury-depleted Patriots front seven.

Patriots MVP meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
In the final regular-season MVP meter, four of the Patriots Pro Bowlers make the list, along with the team's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004.

Absence of Patriots' Wright puts onus on Wilfork

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
With New England DL Mike Wright still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 11, the team's pass rush has suffered, and Vince Wilfork has had to play more snaps to compensate for his absence, according to AFC East ...

They said it: Patriots Tuesday edition

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
In Tuesday's conference call, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talked about the play of Eric Moore, Zoltan Mesko and Ryan Wendell, while DL coach Pepper Johnson discussed Vince Wilfork's impact.

At end or nose, Wilfork anchoring Pats' run defense

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
With all the youth on a Patriots defense that will likely go down as the lowest-ranked "D" in Bill Belichick's era, veteran NT Vince Wilfork's impact had gotten lost in the shuffle.

Three-and-out with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 10:40 p.m. ET
Each week we'll talk to former Patriots star and current broadcaster Gino Cappelletti. This week, Gino talked about the impacts that NT Vince Wilfork and CB Devin McCourty are having on the defense and why the Patriots excel in ...

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Guyton needs to help fill void at ILB spot

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll indentify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, ILB Gary Guyton is the choice.


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., 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.