Thursday, March 5, 2015

Veteran Wilfork says he'll hit the free-agent market

After 11 seasons, veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork may be wearing something other than blue and silver in 2015.

The 33-year-old, in a statement on Twitter Thursday, announced the team would not be picking up his contract option, which will make him a free agent come Tuesday. The move will save the team $8 million in total cap room, unless of course they restructure his deal.

"I’m in a good place and I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization," his statement read via the Boston Globe. "Please know how blessed my family and I have been to be able to play 11 years in New England for [an] amazing organization.

"The love you guys as fans have shown me have been my inspiration year in and year out … Your messages your stories your conversations [sic] and support always touch my heart. New England has been and always will be my home."


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