Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Vince Wilfork asks New England Patriots to release him

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For the second day in a row, a perennial All-Pro and potential Hall-of-Fame player could hit the market.

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released cornerback Darrelle Revis and he was quickly scooped up by the New England Patriots with a one-year, $12 million deal.

To help create space to fit Revis and perhaps fill some other holes, the Patriots have talked to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork about taking a pay cut as they attempted to work on a new contract.

That’s obviously something Wilfork does not want to do.

According to’s Ian Rapoport, Wilfork has asked for his release.


Wilfork was originally drafted with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

He has spent all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Patriots.

Wilfork was limited to just four games in 2013 because of an Achilles injury.

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