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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Big Vince will be a Patriot for a long time

By: Greg
Vince Wilfork has been a great player, great teammate and a good soilder. He signed a 6 year rookie deal and was under paid for his entire contract. But he played it out and never complained too much. He never held out when he certainly could.

Now Vince got his deal and became the highest paid nose tackle in the game. Vince signed five year 40 million dollar deal. About 8 million a year which is a good deal for both sides. He would have made 7 million this year with the franchise tag.

Many people were thinking/are thinking that Kraft and the Pats are cheap well I think this shows they are not. In a year of uncertainty with contracts the Krafts paid the man.
I was scared that the Pats would be stupid and let Wilfork walk. Vince is the best 3-4 nose tackle in the league. He stuffs the run. Takes up multiple blockers and can also get a push up the middle on passing plays. The Pats even used him as a defensive end this season making it tough for offenses to run that side.
The Pats will not have to worry about defensive tackle for years now. They have Wilfork for five years, Mike Wright and Ron Brace.
Wilfork tweeted: "We are pleased to say we will be here for many more years to come."

His Wife tweeted: "Thanks to everyone who has supported us during our time here in new england it has ment a great deal to us ... With that being said we are pleased to say we will be here for MANY more years to come... My wife and I thank you and are getting back to our vacation now... C ya in foxboro soon."

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