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Vince Wilfork has some big shoes to fill, literally and figuratively. For years he has been the linchpin of the Patriots defense and anchored what has been an outstanding interior defensive line. Losing the captain is a big blow to the defense and the team as the whole, but for the remainder of the 2013 regular season, the Pats are going to have to find a way. Earlier this week, coach Bill Belichick spoke to how difficult replacing Vince is going to be (Quote from "I think everybody is going to have to, we're all going to have to pull that rope," Belichick said. "There's no replacing Vince Wilfork. You just don't replace Vince Wilfork. We'll still have his presence around the team and the locker room, and those type of things, which I think he's great at. On the field, we'll miss him. But whoever is out there, those other 11 guys that are out there, they're all gonna have to – we're all going to have to pull a little bit ...

2 rookies likely to step in for injured Wilfork

Vince Wilfork helped his rookie backups as they tried to learn the New England Patriots' complex defense. Now, results of his teaching could be tested. The star defensive tackle is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon. That should mean more playing time for Joe Vellano and Chris Jones. Vellano wasn't drafted and Jones has been...

Vince Wilfork Finally Placed on Patriots’ Injured Reserve As Achilles Injury Ends Nose Tackle’s Season

FOXBORO, Mass. – Vince Wilfork‘s season is officially over. The Patriots placed the defensive tackle on injured reserve on Thursday afternoon. Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon in Sunday night’s game against Atlanta. Wilfork has never played less than 13 games in a season. He played all 16 games seven times during his 10-year career. The All-Pro nose tackle finishes the season...

Patriots Sign Collie, Place Wilfork on IR

Austin Collie is now a Patriot, Vince Wilfork a spectator and Zach Sudfield a free agent. New England made the moves on Thursday.

Patriots Joe Vellano will have a huge challenge filling Vince Wilfork’s shoes

Tommy Kelly told the Boston Herald that teams are going to try to run the ball more with Big Vince Wilfork out, but said we will need rookie Joe Vellano to step up. “I’m sure they’re going to try to run the ball more,” defensive tackle Tommy Kelly told the Boston Herald. “I mean, we’re […]

Patriots’ Vince Wilfork Speaks On Season Ending Surgery

It is hard to not feel bad for Patriots’ defensive lineman Vince Wilfork who underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon he suffered Sunday night, however that is not what he wants. Wilfork took to Twitter today to speak for the first time publicly on his injury. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Patriots dump Zach Sudfeld, place Vince Wilfork on IR

The New England Patriots have released rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld and have placed veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork on season ending injured reserve. I would think the Pats will attempt to sign Sudfeld to their practice squad if he clears waivers. Many people thought he might be a steal for the Pats, but he never stepped...

Good Start for Rookie Lineman

When All Pro lineman Vince Wilfork went down with an Achilles injury against Atlanta, he held his own through one game. But can he fill the void left by Wilfork the rest of the season?

Vince Wilfork Missing From Injury Report, Signals Move to Injured Reserve

The Patriots practice injury report was missing one huge name on it but other than that, there has been no change to which Patriots were limited or removed from practice. Vince Wilfork was missing from today's injury list, which likely means that the team will move him to the injured reserve today. The move was entirely expected. Aside from the Wilfork absence, the rest...

Patriots Match-Up Mania: The Replacements

Can Vince Wilfork really be replaced? Any NFL season could accurately be described as a war of attrition. No team’s roster will look the same in November than it does in September as injuries add up in the physical game of football. Attrition is a fact of life for your New England Patriots as we head into a Week 5 clash with Cincinnati. Rob Gronkowski , Shane Vereen and Danny...

Patriots release TE Zach Sudfeld

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to make his 2013 debut very soon.  On Thursday, the Patriots released tight end Zach Sudfeld. The rookie tight end looked good in the preseason but played in 

Zach Sudfeld waived by Patriots; Vince Wilfork placed on I.R.

Those magic summer months must seem a long way off for tight end Zach Sudfeld. The New England Patriots announced Thursday that the training camp sensation was waived. In a separate transaction nose tackle Vince Wilfork was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. Expected to pick up the slack with Rob Gronkowski injured and Aaron Hernandez in the hoosegow...

Tommy Kelly relishes being Vince Wilfork’s main sub

Tommy Kelly the new face on the interior of the Patriots defensive front knows exactly what’s coming in the wake of Vince Wilfork’s season-ending Achilles tear. Shoot he practically filled out a job application to become the offensive coordinator for the Bengals Saints and the Patriots’ other remaining opponents for 2013. But don’t think Kelly isn’t salivating at the opportunity...

With Wilfork on IR, Vellano to help 'pick up slack'

BY NICK ST. DENISNew England Patriots undrafted rookie Joe Vellano has been tasked with helping fill the massive void left by defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday.Someone has to do it."You go into every week, you prepare as best you can like you're going to play," Vellano said Thursday, via "We do a great job here...

Patriots release Zach Sudfeld, place Vince Wilfork on IR

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports After a strong camp, Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld did very little to help himself. Many thought he might be able to help fill the void while Rob Gronkowski was out recovering. That was never the case. He fumbled a ball in the Patriots third preseason game against the Lions, and then caused an interception in the team's first game against the...

UPDATE: Patriots’ Injury Update: Vince Wilfork, Brandon Bolden, Aaron Dobson, Alfonzo Dennard, Zach Sudfeld released

The New England Patriots held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night to get to be 4-0 on the season.  However, the Patriots suffered significant injuries to multiple players, such as Vince Wilfork and Aaron Dobson, that will affect how the rest of the season plays out.UPDATE:Per Mike Reiss via twitter:Bill Belichick on WEEI (re: Wilfork): "It's probably unlikely...
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