March 18, 2018
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Patriots want to restructure Wilfork’s deal

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY | BDN
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY | BDN
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.
By The Sports Xchange, Special to the BDN

The New England Patriots have been in talks with defensive tackle Vince Wilfork about restructuring his contract, according to

Wilfork has one year and $7.5 million left on his deal but counts as an $11.6 million hit against the salary cap for the year. The Patriots want to reduce that figure.

The team is reportedly trying to get Wilfork to either accept a pay cut or sign an extension that spreads some of that $11.6 million into future years.

Wilfork, 32, only played four games last season because of a torn Achilles tendon and finished with nine tackles.

It is also possible the Patriots could release Wilfork if he refuses to restructure his deal.


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