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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' 60-second rant: Absences in front seven exposed by Packers

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Without ILB Brandon Spikes in the lineup because of a suspension and with injuries to defensive linemen, the Patriots had trouble stopping the run against the Packers.

Patriots' defensive problems return in close win

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
The Patriots survived for a 31-27 win, but giving up 27 points and allowing the Packers to have the ball for 40 minutes is not what the best team in the NFL was looking to do on Sunday night.

Pats plugging holes on defensive line

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
With injuries all over the defensive line, Bill Belichick has plugged in undrafted rookie Kyle Love and will soon utilize DT Louis Leonard to fill the holes on the interior.

Patriots-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 15 game between the Patriots and Packers: Patriots NT Vince Wilfork vs. the Packers' O-line.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 13 game between the Patriots and Jets: Patriots sub defense vs. Jets running game.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 13 game between the Patriots and Jets: Patriots NT Vince Wilfork vs. Jets C Nick Mangold.

Patriots' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week after their Week 11 win over the Colts.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots defensive line vs. Colts offensive line.

They said it: Patriots Tuesday edition

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and defensive line coach Pepper Johnson participated in a conference call on Tuesday. The following quotes are from transcripts provided by the Patriots.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall vs. Patriots' front seven

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats. This week, Ian discussed the reaction to Sunday's brutal loss to the Browns and how Cleveland made ...

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers:

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Nine game between the Patriots and the Browns.

Belichick's D-line shake-up working

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick moved NT Vince Wilfork to end in Week Four and has confidence in Mike Wright at the nose while constantly rotating other players along the Pats' D-line.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.

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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