Wilfork was due to cost the Patriots $11.6 million against the cap this season, and it was reported that the team had approached Wilfork about restructuring to bring that number down. Instead, Wilfork has reportedly chosen to test the open market.
According to Rapoport, the Patriots approached Wilfork just once about restructuring, but Wilfork wouldn’t entertain the thought.
The Patriots will save roughly $8 million of that cap hit by releasing him.
HURLEY: An Appreciation Of Vince Wilfork’s Greatness
Wilfork, 32, was drafted in the first round (21st overall) by the Patriots back in 2004. He played in 138 of a possible 144 games from 2004-12 before a torn Achilles kept him off the field for 12 games last season "
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