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New England Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

After the New England Patriots dropped their second straight AFC Championship Game, a 26-16 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos, it was obvious that there would be a lot of change in Foxboro. Although the team played monumentally past expectations, and reached the conference championship with a defense that lost half of its starters, the Patriots still see every season as Super...
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft History: Trading Down

Vince Wilfork is merely one of many Patriots stars acquired by trading down in the draftNow that the NFL Draft is officially less than a month away, we here at PatriotsLife are turning most of our attention towards our draft coverage. Keeping that in mind, I'm looking back on the Patriots history of draft related trades this week. I started yesterday by reviewing their history...
Via Patriots Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: Vince Wilfork’s motivation, and one last free agent splash

What Vince Wilfork will we get coming off a bad injury for a guy his size and this offseason contract debacle? –Pigskin Pete from Windham, ME This is a topic we’ve touched on in the past, but raises another interesting point. It was going to be tough enough for the 325-pounder to come back from a torn Achilles. Now there is another question mark: his motivation. Asking to be...
Via cover32 - Patriots
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty was a big reason Vince Wilfork is still in New England

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Patriots safety Devin McCourty told the Boston Herald that he was a big part of Vince Wilfork restructuring his contract in order to stay in New England. “I can’t tell the details of my negotiating skills,” McCourty said. “I’m the guy that brings in the Rutgers guys and keeps the...
Via Pro Football Zone
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty helped court Vince Wilfork, the "heart and soul" of the team, to stay

When Devin McCourty's football playing days are behind him, perhaps he should look into being a personnel man. The Patriots' safety was in Florida at the same time as Vince Wilfork was when Wilfork signed his extension with New England. The extension agreement was no easy task as Vince had originally asked for his release. While Devin didn't go into details, it seems...
Via Ex Pats
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Vince Wilfork is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Patriots

Patriots safety Devin McCourty takes some credit for keeping nose tackle Vince Wilfork in New England. McCourty, a three-time captain, was in Florida with Wilfork when he signed a new three-year contract to stay with the Patriots. “I joked with (Wilfork). I told him I went down to Florida to make sure he came back, so he kind of owes me a little percent of his contract,” McCourty...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork’s Return To Patriots Aided By Devin McCourty

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty deserves an assist for bringing back Vince Wilfork. McCourty was in Florida with Wilfork when the big nose tackle signed his contract extension with the Patriots. McCourty included the caption “Took the flight to FLA to seal the deal…” on his Instagram photo. McCourty wouldn’t divulge how he convinced Wilfork to return. “I...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots have room to make one more big splash in free agency

The free agency ride rolls on in New England. In the past week, two more big moves shook the airwaves. And the salary cap. First, after asking the Patriots to release him a couple weeks ago, “Big” Vince Wilfork ended up restructuring his contract with the organization. In addition to keeping the beloved defensive tackle in a Patriots uniform through 2014, the team also saved...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Vince Wilfork, Johnny Football, and free agency

This past week, the Patriots restructured the ever-popular defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s contract. They also re-signed a big contributor on the other side of the trench: center Ryan Wendell. What have the front offices most recent moves done to the Patriots’ on-field product, and what have they done to the Pats’ cap space? Restructuring Wilfork’s deal is huge. Now that...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots 7 Round Mock Draft

Hi everyone, welcome to the 4th edition of iSportsWeb’s 7-Round New England Patriots Mock Draft aka Patriots Mock Draft IV: The Voyage Home. Glad to have you. As a quick refresher, here are the first , second, and third editions of the draft, which you can take a look at. We are one month away from the draft which means two things: 1)   Every New England fan will be getting...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots maintain status quo on offensive line

The New England Patriots have made a number of moves in free agency to shore up the offense (re-signing wide receiver Julian Edelman and signing wide receiver Brandon LaFell) and the defense (signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and reworking the contracts to keep defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly). However, the team has had little activity in free...
Via cover32 - Patriots
17 days ago  |  1 Comment

Wilfork's new deal with Pats heavily incentive-based

BY NICK ST. DENISNew England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork can make $8 million in 2014. He'll have to work for it, though.Wilfork re-structured his contract with the team last week, following a two-week hangup between the two parties.The 32-year-old veteran defender will have to jump through hoop after hoop to get the biggest return on his new deal, which was broken...
Via AFC East Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork’s New Patriots Contract Could Cause More Problems In 2015

The New England Patriots aren’t out of the woods yet with Vince Wilfork and contract issues. Wilfork happily will stay a member of the Patriots in 2014, but the team has a big decision to make next March. Wilfork is owed a $4 million roster bonus on the first day of the 2015 league year under his new, extended contract, as detailed by ESPN.com. If Wilfork plays well in 2014, it...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Bucs GM: Darrelle Revis is ‘very low maintenance, very down to earth’

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik offered his thoughts on New England Patriots new cornerback, Darrelle Revis, during an interview with ESPNBoston.com. Dominik, the Bucs GM from 2009 to 2013, acquired Revis via trade during the 2013 offseason and said the 28-year-old has “elite anticipation.” “Revis to me, in spending time around him, has unique anticipation...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots re-sign DT Vince Wilfork

The Patriots are ceding a lot in this extension. Rather than getting Vince Wilfork to take a pay cut, or outright cutting him, saving 8 million dollars and getting a comparable replacement like Kevin Williams for half that price, the Patriots have guaranteed 3 million dollars of Wilfork’s 2014 salary, essentially locking them into paying him 8 million dollars for next season. In...
Via The Football Fan Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: DTs for the New England Patriots, Power Rankings, rule changes, more

In case you missed it the best national stories from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 defensive tackles in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The greatest player in the history of every franchise. (READ) - The NFL just passed the dumbest, least fun rule ever. (READ) - Ten rule changes the NFL should implement immediately. (READ) You may also...
Via cover32 - Patriots
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Full breakdown of Vince Wilfork's contract

After a brief impasse that included a request for a release, the Patriots and Vince Wilfork were able to work out a contract extension that will keep Vince on the Pats for the coming season with team options for another two years. Per Field Yates of ESPN Boston, here's the breakdown of Vince's first year (the most critical year of the extension): Signing bonus...
Via Ex Pats
19 days ago  |  Discuss

More Wilfork contract details: Pats will face another big decision in 2015

The full details of Vince Wilfork's new three year deal with the Patriots are finally out. Here's the updated breakdown.In 2014, Big Vince gets a $1.3 million signing bonus, $1.3 million base salary, a $300k weight clause, a $200k workout bonus, a $500k bonus triggered the first game he's on the 53 man roster, and $87.5k bonuses for each game he's on the active 46...
Via Patriots Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

In the end, neither Vince Wilfork nor the Patriots wanted to split

In an eventful offseason for the Patriots, ranking right at the top would be the winding road of Vince Wilfork's contract extension. The writing was on the wall before the offseason even began. Wilfork had suffered an Achilles tear that ended his season, he was on the wrong side of thirty and set to count more than $11 million against the cap. The always cap-conscious Patriots...
Via Ex Pats
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Vince Wilfork, the New York Jets, and more

Another successful week in New England saw the surprise signing of veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, as well as the departure of our most bruising running back. Clearly the team is stocked and reloaded for the 2014 season, but will they perform at a high enough level to get that elusive fourth ring? At cover32 we spent some time evaluating our biggest threat in the AFC East...
Via cover32 - Patriots
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork Re-signs with New England

Neil Mehta Staff Writer All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has signed a 3-year, $22.5 million contract with the New England Patriots. Wilfork can make $8 million in his first year, but there is no guaranteed money for his 2nd and 3rd years. This contract comes after Wilfork requested to be released by the Patriots just weeks ago. Wilfork was drafted by the New England Patriots...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots likely double cap space with Wilfork contract

Yesterday, the Patriots had only $4,019,036 in cap space and serious doubt about the prospects of bringing defensive captain Vince Wilfork back. Today, Vince is back, and the team has more breathing room against the cap as a result.The contract breaks down as followed. The $3 million guaranteed that was widely reported comes in the form of a $1.5 million signing bonus, $1 million...
Via Patriots Life
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork restructures Patriots career

There’s no need to carve out a new face of the Patriots defense, as the anchor of the front line will remain planted at Gillette Stadium. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork agreed to a new contract yesterday, according to a source. It’s not yet clear how much the team will save under the terms of the new, complicated deal that is worth a maximum of $8 million in 2014, including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork could have gotten more money as a free agent

  According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork took less money to restructure his contract with New England, since he could have gotten more money as a free agent. Pats DT Vince Wilfork could have made more on open market but didn't want to relocate his wife and kids. So stays in NE on reworked deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March...
Via Pro Football Zone
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Vince Wilfork back, now what?

Thousands of New England fans all exhaled with relief at the same exact moment, as Vince Wilfork reached an agreement with the Patriots this afternoon to restructure his contract. The deal is essentially a 1-year deal for $8 mil ($3 mil guaranteed) with an option for two additional seasons, saving the team $3.6 million on this year’s cap. Here are three dominoes that fell this...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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