But now that several days have gone by and he’s still a member of the team it’s clear what’s going on here: negotiating.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe came on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show Tuesday morning to discuss the latest in the Patriots-Wilfork staring match.
“At first it was pretty jarring to see and everybody came to the foregone conclusion that he played his last game as a New England Patriot, but I just think [asking to be released] is a negotiating tactic on his side. I think the Patriots would still rather have Vince on the team than cut him, they just can’t have him on the team at an $11.6 million cap number.
“This is Wilfork trying to play his hand a little bit, force the issue and maybe make the Patriots increase their offer. I ultimately think that the two sides are gonna come to an agreement "
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And the negotiations with Wilfork likely will need to be resolved sooner than this season, and asked the Patriots for his outright release, according to the NFL Network. Ben Volin can be reached at ben.volin@globe.Read more