Found September 30, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
How can the Patriots replace Vince Wilfork, who is reportedly out for the season with a torn Achilles’ tendon? They can’t. No way, no how. If everyone in the league was suddenly a free agent and the Patriots had an unlimited budget and zero salary cap implications, they still could not replace Vince Wilfork. …. One more time so we’re crystal clear on this: THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT for a player like Vince Wilfork. Other than Tom Brady, Wilfork is the longest-tenured player on the team. Drafted 21st overall in 2004 out of the University of Miami, as a rookie Wilfork helped the Patriots win their third Super-Bowl in four years and has gone on to become a perennial Pro-Bowler and All-Pro defensive tackle. But his importance goes well beyond his contributions on the field. A team captain for each of the last six seasons, Wilfork is the unquestioned leader of the defense and there is no one in the Patriots’ locker room, Tom-Terrific included, whose words carry more weight than Wi...

Why Vince Wilfork is so hard to replace - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

Why Vince Wilfork is so hard to replace - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston: The point of...

Vince Wilfork has a torn Achilles tendon

league source: Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles - almost certainly ends his season — shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) September 30, 2013 Not good. He’s likely out for the season. 

Patriots Defensive Lineman Vince Wilfork Out for the Season

When New England Patriots defensive lineman went down with an apparent injury during Sunday night's game against the Falcons the general perception in Atlanta by the fans was that he was faking it; trying to throw the Falcons offense out of rhythm. We now know they were wrong. The big man was not faking it all. In fact, he ended up blowing out his right Achilles tendon...

Thoughts on the Pats losing Vince Wilfork

I’ve been letting it sink in all morning that Vince Wilfork is likely done for the season...

Vince Wilfork Undergoes Successful Surgery, Tweets Photo From Hospital (Photo)

Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday night, but he’s already on the mend. Wilfork underwent surgery to repair the ruptured ligament on Tuesday, and the procedure was a success. The Patriots are in a dire situation on the interior of their defensive line without their five-time Pro Bowler and captain, but they will have to make due without him. It won’t be an easy...

Patriots’ Vince Wilfork thankful for support after injury

The New England Patriots were already racking up significant injuries this season, as the team has been without starting tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola. Now the defense has taken a hit as defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been lost for the season after suffering an Achilles injury.In a recent statement (via Pro Football Talk), Wilfork said that he understands...

Vince Wilfork has Torn Achilles, Likely Done for the Season

Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon, which means that the Patriots will most likely be without Big Vince's services for the rest of the season. The news was confirmed by ESPN: New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has a torn right Achilles tendon and almost certainly is out for the season, a league source confirmed Monday morning. The...

Report: Patriots DT Vince Wilfork Likely Done For The Season With Achilles Tear

Shalise Manza Young first reported that Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has a torn Achilles tendon and is almost certainly out for the season. Wilfork went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Falcons. He managed to limp off the field, but was later taken to the locker room on a cart. This is major loss to the Patriots...

Belichick: Wilfork May Be Done For Year

Vince WIlfork reportedly tore his Achilles on Sunday and will likely miss rest of season

Patriots’ Injury Update: Vince Wilfork, Brandon Bolden, Aaron Dobson, Alfonzo Dennard

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 that will affect how the rest of the season plays out.All Pro nose tackle Vince Wilfork left the game in the first series last night with an apparent foot injury.  I noticed Wilfork could not stand on...

Joe Vellano, Chris Jones Looked Solid Rotating in for Vince Wilfork After Patriots Nose Tackle’s Achilles Injury

Replacing Vince Wilfork will not be easy, even if the Patriots made it look relatively effortless on Sunday night. It’s impossible for one player to take the place of the 325-pound behemoth (as listed) in the middle of New England’s defense. There’s no player like him in the league. That’s why the Patriots took a rotational approach once the defensive captain came out of...

Tom Brady Laments Loss of Vince Wilfork, Says Nose Tackle ‘Unmatched’ in What He Does for Patriots

If the glum nature of some Patriots fans Monday morning despite a 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons the night before didn’t tip people off that New England is going to miss Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady took care of it Monday evening. Brady chatted with Jim Gray for a radio interview during halftime of Monday night’s game between the Saints and the Dolphins, and he admitted that...

Richard Seymour Says "No Way" to Thought of Playing for Pats

With the news that Vince Wilfork is most likely done for the season with an Achilles injury, it was only a matter of time before someone would contact free agent, and former Patriot standout, Richard Seymour to gauge his interest in a possible return to New England. Seymour's response? Short, per Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: When asked if he'd come back...

Bill Belichick on Vince Wilfork: ‘I don’t know much’

The Boston Globe reported Monday morning that New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles‘ tendon Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Bill Belichik didn’t have much information Monday on the injury. From the team’s website: Q: What is 

Week 4 Fantasy Football Injury Recap, Look Ahead at NFL Week 5

Week 4 is in the books, which means it’s time to look back at the week and make sense of all the big injury news from the weekend’s slate of games. Since it’s only Tuesday, all information is speculative and based on available information, so things can change between now and the weekend. Keep an eye on news as it leaks out throughout the week and follow me on Twitter for breaking...
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