Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots restructure Vince Wilfork’s contract


Just two weeks ago, a report surfaced that veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork asked the New England Patriots for his release (Wilfork even supposedly cleaned out his locker).

The Patriots were trying to get Wilfork to take a pay cut while they chased after other free agents.

They have been aggressive in free agency, signing former New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Darrelle Revis, former Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Brandon Browner and former Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver Brandon LaFell. Plus, they re-signed their leading receiver, Julian Edelman.

It looked like a messy divorce was inevitable, but instead, the Patriots and Wilfork have restructured his deal and he will remain with the Patriots for at least the next three years.

Wilfork took to twitter to express how happy he was to be remaining with the Patriots.

Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the deal.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport offers more details.

 

Wilfork tore his Achilles last year and only played in four games.

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