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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 the loss of Wilfork was a big blow.
“Well, to say we’ll miss him is an understatement,” Brady said, as transcribed by WEEI.com. “His presence in the locker room and on the field is really unmatched, so it will be a team effort. I know coach [Bill] Belichick said there’s no Vince Wilforks on the street corner waiting to sign with the Patriots, which is the truth, but we’re going to have to find a way to — in a group effort — replace such a valuable player. And he’ll be around, his spirit, his leadership. He’ll still have a big impact on our team. But he’s been a great player for a long time, and everyone’s d
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Vince Wilfork had surgery on his torn Achilles tendon on Tuesday, in order to start a healing process which should effectively end his season.
Vince's wife Bianca tweeted this picture of Vince soon after his surgery.
Along with the caption: "Thanking God for a successful surgery."
Hopefully, there is only good news to report on this from here...
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday night’s win over the Falcons.
league source: Vince Wilfork has torn Achilles – almost certainly ends his season
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) September 30, 2013
I believe this is the first major injury of Wilfork’s career.
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The Patriots came out of Atlanta with a win, but they may have lost one of their top players on defense.
Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles on the first drive of the game, according to Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe. Wilfork has never played less than 13 games in a season.
If Wilfork is done, he finished the season with nine tackles. The Patriots don’t have an obvious fill...
AP PHOTO The Patriots may have won the battle Sunday night, but the war was costly. According to the Boston Globe, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and is likely out for the rest of the season. The 10-year veteran left Sunday night's 30-23 win against the Atlanta Falcons with an ankle injury in the first quarter. He limped off the field and...
The Patriots went into Atlanta on Sunday night and put a stamp on their first landmark win of the season. Even after improving to 4-0 for just the fourth time in his career, Tom Brady still doesn’t seem impressed.
“We’re doing OK,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Morning Show. “We’re just trying to grind it out.
Brady threw for...
The New England Patriots made a statement on Sunday night by defeating the Atlanta Falcons on the road, but it was not all good news for Bill Belichick’s squad after the victory. Vince Wilfork left the game in the first quarter with a foot injury and was unable to return. According to Shalize Manza Young […]
New England Patriots defensive tackle and five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork reportedly sustained a torn Achilles against Atlanta.
Publisher Nick St. Denis, associate editor Dan Begnoche and senior contributor Sean Donovan pick the cross-conference battle between New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.Dan's take:Tom Brady gained some rhythm with his young receivers in their win last week, while the Falcons struggled to score in the second half of their eventual loss against the Dolphins. The defensive...
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...
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons possibly because of his family. Gronkowski has ran around, caught passes and practiced like he would
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots had a surprise absence from practice on Wednesday.
Stevan Ridley was missing from the beginning of practice. Ridley did not appear to suffer any injury in Sunday night’s matchup with the Falcons. It it unknown why he was not practicing.
Vince Wilfork and Matthew Slater were also absent, though those two were expected. Wilfork has yet to be placed...
Usually in the NFL we know who the elite teams are, but sometimes we have a hard time defining exactly what that means. Do elite teams have shutdown defenses, high-octane offense and great kickers on special teams? Well, as we’ve seen this year, there’s no one qualification.
The Denver Broncos, for example, are the hottest team in football. Peyton Manning is putting up touchdowns...
You've got to hand it to the NFL. Fifteen years of financial loss suffered by NFL Europa hasn't stopped the league from teasing the hearts of Her Majesty's subjects with thoughts of an NFL franchise.
Yup. An American football team will make London a big league city. How far would the NFL go to make a London team pay off? Not far enough, I reckon.
The NFL kept...