Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Vince Wilfork contract situation with the New England Patriots

Last year before the season began their was a great deal of media speculation regarding the contract situation of Vince Wilfork. Vince never held out and showed up for training camp on time. He actually played out his entire rookie 6 year agreement. The next situation for Vince Wilfork is will the New England Patriots franchise him? Starting today the team has the ability to put the franchise tag on Vince Wilfork.

I have been hearing speculation that Vince might have been offered a new contract with the New England Patriots before last season began. Gary Tanguay stated on his show on Comcast Sports Net the other night he had heard that Wilfork was offered a contract around 20 million plus guaranteed. In his column entitled " Will Patriots play tag with Wilfork?" Tom E. Curran on CSNNE.COM wrote that he had heard whispers that last August the Patriots were offering $20 million guaranteed and the negotiations ran aground.

I called into the radio show with Andy Gresh on 98.5 the Sports Hub. I asked him if he had heard anything regarding The New England Patriots offering Vince Wilfork a new contract. Andy mentioned that he had heard the New England Patriots and Vince Wilfork were close to a new contract agreement at one point. He believed that this offer happened before the last season began. He then said "Something happened and it blew up".

I would hope that both sides could come back to the table and work something out that benefited both parties. I believe if the New England Patriots franchise Vince Wilfork the situation will only get worse. I will be monitoring this issue closely.

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