Volin: ‘Cooler Heads Prevailed’ In Wilfork Negotiations

March 28, 2014 12:56 PM
Volin: ‘Cooler Heads Prevailed’ In Wilfork Negotiations
" BOSTON (CBS) – After it came to light that Patriots veteran Vince Wilfork cleaned out his locker and ripped off the nameplate at Gillette Stadium, the prospect of his return to the team looked very grim.

The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin has said all along that asking for his release was just a negotiation tactic on the side of Vince, but business is business, and both sides were willing to do what was best for one another.

Luckily for Patriots fans, #75 will likely not be playing for another team for the rest of his NFL career.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wilfork and the Patriots restructured his contract on Thursday. The new deal is three years and worth $22.5 million. However, given the guaranteed money, Schefter clarified that it’s more of a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million, with options for two years.

Volin came on with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich program Friday morning to shed some light on the negotiation and how contentious it got.

“It was a classic negotiation. The team had most of the leverage and the player did whatever he could to defend whatever money he could keep "

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