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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:29:10 -0700
Updating previous items, New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork's three-year contract includes $2.5 million in signing bonus and base salary money for 2014, a $300,000 weight bonus, a $200,000 workout bonus, a $500,000 bonus for spending one game on the 53-man roster, up to $1.4 million in per-game roster bonuses, and additional incentives of about $3 million. The team should create at least $3 million in 2014 cap savings with the move.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:22:37 -0700
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has about $3 million of the possible $8 million he can earn in 2014 tied to playing-time incentives.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:33:11 -0700
The New England Patriots and DT Vince Wilfork agreed to a restructured contract Thursday, March 27. The new deal is for three years and $22.5 million, according to a source.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork cleaned out his locker two weeks ago, and he requested his release and was angry then. Since then, things have changed and the two sides are talking.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:14:43 -0700
After being asked to alter his contract, New England Patriots NT Vince Wilfork asked for his released, and stopped by his locked to grab his belongings before storming out of Gillette Stadium. According to two sources, an angry Wilfork ripped his name plate off his locker stall, and cleaned out his locker. Wilfork seems convinced he is done in New England.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:15:31 -0700
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is hoping that DT Vince Wilfork remains with the team this season. Wilfork is scheduled to earn $7.5 million in the final year of his contract and count $11.6 million against the salary cap. The Patriots would like Wilfork to adjust his contract, but the two sides haven't been able to agree.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:36:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots have not had any recent talks with DT Vince Wilfork about his contract. The team approached Wilfork about restructuring his deal, but that was a non-starter.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:28:38 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork asked the team to release him Thursday, March 13.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:44:09 -0800
The New England Patriots recently had discussions with the representatives for DT Vince Wilfork about the possibility of restructuring his contract.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:24:09 -0800
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') could be ready to go by the start of training camp after recovering from a torn Achilles', according to Field Yates of ESPN Boston.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:14:34 -0800
The New England Patriots may look to sign DT Vince Wilfork to an extension this offseason in order to reduce his salary cap figure for 2014.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:16:01 -0800
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') is confident that he'll be back to full strength next season after tearing his Achilles' this year. He said he is doing well in his rehab. "I'll be back. There's no question in my mind. That's not even a question," Wilfork said. "People can worry about it. But not me. I'll be back." Wilfork expects to be out of his walking boot in a week.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:20:46 -0700
The New England Patriots placed DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:20:24 -0700
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (wrist) and DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:42:53 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') underwent surgery on his torn right Achilles' Tuesday, Oct. 1, and he's likely to be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. "It doesn't look too good for Vince," head coach Bill Belichick said. "I think he's got a pretty serious injury, and it's probably unlikely that he'll be able to play again this year."
Fantasy Tip: The Patriots run defense surely will not be nearly as strong with Wilfork missing the rest of the season.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:26:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') likely will not be able to play again this season.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:10:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles', according to a source.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:31:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (ankle) will not return for the second half of the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons after leaving in the first half due to a right ankle injury.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:47:59 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (foot) left the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter due to an apparent right foot injury. He was carted to the locker room with his shoe and sock off.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:35:08 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (foot) and LB Jerod Mayo (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and are listed as probable for Week 4.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:08:03 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:54:42 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:55:32 -0700
Tennessee Titans RB Jackie Battle was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness while using the crown of his helmet during a hit in Week 2. Others that were fined in Week 2 included Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans ($21,000 for hitting a defenseless player), SS Chandler Jones ($15,750 for roughing the passer), New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard and DT Vince Wilfork (each $7,875 for unnecessary roughness) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn and LB Ahmad Black (each $21,000).
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:50:44 -0700
The New England Patriots are confident in DTs Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork, but they're looking for more depth. DT Marcus Forston is a player expected to see plenty of playing time in the preseason to prove himself.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:03:39 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles C Jason Kelce, who is still working himself into shape after missing time early in camp, reportedly struggled mightily against New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork in joint practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:49:38 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, OG Logan Mankins and DT Vince Wilfork are scheduled to take up almost 35 percent of the team's salary cap next season. Brady is scheduled to count $21.8 million against the cap, Wilfork is scheduled to count $10.6 million against the cap, and Mankins is scheduled to count $10 million against the cap.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:01:21 -0800
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has been fined $30,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Week 16.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:20:48 -0800
New England Patriots NT Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 for a forearm to the back of Jacksonville Jaguars OG Steve Vallos' head last week.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:18:42 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (illness) has been added to the team's injury report for Week 8 with an illness. He is listed as probable for the game, however.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:35:54 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars DT C.J. Mosley entered the season without a fumble recovery in 83 career games. However, he has managed a team-high three fumble recoveries through six games, including one in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders. Mosley is tied for the NFL lead with New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork and San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:46:39 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has been on the field for 226 of his team's 273 defensive snaps through the first four games this season. That equates to 82.2 percent of his team's plays after he was on field for 86.8 percent of his team's snaps last year.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 20:37:45 -0700
New England Patriots DLs Kyle Love and Vince Wilfork had strong seasons in 2011, and will provide the team with two big bodies to stuff the run in the 4-3 defensive scheme.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:33:09 -0800
New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork said the New York Giants should feel confident heading into Super Bowl XLVI. "They should feel like they are the team to beat because they are playing some good football," Wilfork said. "They probably are playing the best football that is out there. You can't say anything negative toward what they have going on. They talk the talk and walk the walk."
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:47:12 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, DL Andre Carter, TE Rob Gronkowski, OG Logan Mankins, WR Matt Slater, OG Brian Waters, WR Wes Welker and DL Vince Wilfork were named to this year's Pro Bowl.
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:12:13 -0800
The New England Patriots, head coach Bill Belichick and assistant coach Matt Patricia changed their 3-4 defense around a bit during the Week 15 game against the Denver Broncos. "I think you can get into a lot of technical aspects of defense and strategy and all that, but we played plenty of four-man line, we played plenty of three-man line," Belichick said. "We used them both at different times for different reasons. In the end, it comes back to the players – beating blocks, making tackles, hitting the quarterback, covering the receivers. I think there's a lot more to that than there is to odd or even." The Pats set the edge with bigger players like DLs Vince Wilfork and Brandon Deaderick.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:36:09 -0800
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matt Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), C Ryan Wendell (calf), DL Vince Wilfork (undisclosed) and RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:56:28 -0800
New England Patriots RBs Shane Vereen (hamstring) and Danny Woodhead (abdomen), WRs Julian Edelman (back) and Matt Slater (shoulder), C Ryan Wendell (calf), OG Dan Connolly (groin), DT Vince Wilfork (undisclosed), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee), CBs Kyle Arrington (foot) and Devin McCourty (shoulder) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:59:50 -0800
New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork is unhappy with NBC commentator, and former teammate, Rodney Harrison for his criticism of the Patriots pass defense, saying they might be the worst in at least a decade. Wilfork said he would like to call the author of the comment. "I want to. I want to do it all the time and tell them to shut the 'f' up. But everybody has a job to do," Wilfork said. "You have to respect their job. People have opinions. It's just an opinion. If that's how they feel, that's who they feel. The only thing we can control is this locker room."
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:43:28 -0700
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (undisclosed), LB Jerod Mayo (knee) and FS Josh Barrett (thumb, hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:14:00 -0700
New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork entered the season with no interceptions in his first seven NFL campaigns. However, he has two picks in his past three games, including an interception in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders. "It doesn't surprise me, if he gets his hands on it," head coach Bill Belichick said. "I mean, I'm not saying every day, but we've seen him catch a ball out of there. If he gets his hands on it, he's like a vacuum cleaner. He pulls it right in."
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:45:16 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doesn't seemed too worried with the fact that DL Albert Haynesworth (undisclosed) has been held out of practice since Aug. 3. Haynesworth could line up at tackle next to DL Vince Wilfork.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:13:43 -0700
The New England Patriots kicked DL Vince Wilfork out to right defensive end last year to take advantage of his ability out there, but clearly their preference is to keep him in the middle where he can impact more plays and crush the pocket, reports Tom E. Curran, of CSNNE.com.
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:20:52 -0800
New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork is opposed to the idea of an 18-game NFL season, according to Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald. "It's going to do whatever the NFL wants to do, anyways. It's one of those things where you just have to sit and see what happens," Wilfork said with respect to a lockout. "But I can tell you one thing, 18 games don't make no sense. Eighteen games turns into 20 games because the two preseason games you have to play your veterans and your starters. So that's 20 games. If you look at it from that standpoint, it's a stupid thing. It's just too stupid to be adding games."
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:45:23 -0800
The New England Patriots would like to consistently use DL Vince Wilfork at nose tackle next season after having to use him at defensive end at times this season, reports Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:13:17 -0800
New England Patriots DL Vince Wilfork said during a radio interview he did not agree with the decision to bench WR Wes Welker for the first offensive series of the team's playoff loss to the New York Jets, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. "I don't think it was a big deal, the comments Wes said or the benching," Wilfork said. "People have opinions and in my opinion, I wouldn't have done it because of what the game meant. To each his own. I'm not questioning the head man's judgment at all - it's just my opinion."
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:42:57 -0800
New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has been fined $10,000 for a roughing the passer penalty he received in Week 17, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:05:24 -0700
Since the New England Patriots moved DL Vince Wilfork from nose tackle to defensive end two weeks ago, they have allowed opposing teams (the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers) to average just 2.6 yards per rushing attempt, reports Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com. That's the lowest mark in the NFL during that time period.
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:21:37 -0700
New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung (knee), SS Jarrad Page (calf), WR Matt Slater (ankle) and DL Vince Wilfork (personal) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, according to WEEI.com's Christopher Price.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 16:13:04 -0800
ESPN's Michael Smith reports the New England Patriots have signed franchise free-agent DT Vince Wilfork to a five-year, $40 million contract. The deal includes an $18 million signing bonus and $25 million in guarantees.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:38:35 -0800
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the Patriots are close to a long-term deal with franchise free-agent DT Vince Wilfork.