Vince Wilfork restructures his contract with the Patriots

Vince Wilfork and the Patriots have worked things out and agreed to an extension

3/28/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.  The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsAfter the Patriots signed Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork was starting to get frustrated. He even asked for his release from the Patriots, once he found out that they wanted to restructure his deal to spread his money out over more years and lessen the load on the team's salary cap.

Apparently all is well, since Wilfork and the Patriots have now agreed to a contract extension that keeps him in New England for at least another year, with two years worth of non-guaranteed money after that.

The deal is for $25 million over 3 years, with only $3 million guaranteed, all of which is paid out in the first year of the deal. That lowers the Patriots' cap hit by about $4-5 million this year, giving them around $9 million to play with.

The Patriots are unlikely to be in play for recently released WR DeSean Jackson, but WR is definitely still a position of need for them. Perhaps this deal can help them find the final piece they need to make them a legit Super Bowl contender.
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