Ben Volin With Adam Jones: Patriots May Ask Wilfork To Restructure

January 24, 2014 1:45 AM
Ben Volin With Adam Jones: Patriots May Ask Wilfork To Restructure
" BOSTON (CBS) - If what’s been reported is believed to be true, that the Patriots are hamstrung by the Aaron Hernandez contract, then the team will have a tough time making an offseason splash in building their next roster.

That is of course unless current players on the roster are willing to restructure their current deals.

Enter Vince Wilfork.

The veteran nose tackle ruptured his Achilles tendon on the opening drive during a Week 4 win in Atlanta, and it’s not unreasonable to think a man of his size, stature and position may never again perform like the Vince Wilfork of old.

Wilfork has been a durable player up until this past season, averaging 15 games played per year in the last nine seasons. Wilfork is entering the final year of a five-year, $40 million contract, but his salary cap hit will be around $11.6 million.

Given the Patriots supposed need for salary cap relief, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe hypothesized Thursday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones Show that the team will ask Vince Wilfork to retool his deal "

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