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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


Tack FF Int
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Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to keep an eye on in the Week Six game between the Patriots and Ravens:

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Monday night's game between the Patriots and Dolphins:

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Monday night's Week Four game between the Patriots and Dolphins.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to keep an eye when the Patriots take on the Bills this Sunday.

Patriots' 60-second rant: Defense gets a wake-up call

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
If the Patriots' defense doesn't bounce back against the Bills this Sunday after their poor showing in New York, it could be time to panic.

Patriots NT Wilfork admits struggles with 'sub' runs

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Patriots veteran NT Vince Wilfork said Monday the defense continues to struggle against "sub" runs, referring to running plays when the team has its nickel package on the field.

Patriots make Wilfork highest-paid nose tackle

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Vince Wilfork announced by Twitter that he has re-signed with the Patriots long term.

Six players given franchise tag before deadline

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
Six players were given the franchise tag by their teams before the 4 p.m. EST deadline Thursday, including three nose tackles, two placekickers and one defensive end.

Patriots place non-exclusive franchise tag on Wilfork

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots have confirmed that they have filed official paperwork with the NFL today to place the franchise tag on NT Vince Wilfork.

Wilfork would be angered by franchise tag

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 7:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots have designated NT Vince Wilfork as their franchise player, but it's not going to make Wilfork a happy man unless he can work out a long-term deal thereafter.

Wilfork among UFAs who could be 'franchised'

Posted Feb. 14, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
With free agency around the corner, this edition of the NFList takes a closer look at players who could receive the franchise or transition tag.


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.