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The Patriots release Vince Wilfork

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The Patriots will not pickup DT Vince Wilfork’s contract option and will allow him to test free agency, Wilfork stated on Twitter.

Wilfork would have counted against $8.06 million against the cap.

Wilfork has spent 11 seasons with the New England Patriots, winning 2 Super Bowls with the team.

Wilfork returned last season after tearing his Achilles in 2013.

Wilfork had 47 tackles, 1 kick blocked, 1 interception, and 2 passes defended in the 2014 regular season. He logged in 6 more tackles in the postseason.

He released a statement on Twitter thanking the fans and the organization.

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The move wasn’t a surprise, as most figured the Patriots would either cut him or redo his contract, and this was the move. They released him early to give him a head start on free agency.

They could still resign him to a smaller deal, but I don’t know if they will.

This is sure to be first of the many moves the Patriots will make ahead of next Tuesday.

I will miss Vince Wilfork if this was indeed his last season with the team and what a way to end it in New England with another Super Bowl Ring.

#75 will always be a Patriot.


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