Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Vince Wilfork Could Have Made More On The Open Market, Chose To Stay For Less

Aug 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) during warmups prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today it was reported by Adam Schefter that Vince Wilfork had restructured his deal, so he could remain with the Patriots.

Schefter later reported that Wilfork could have made more on the open market, but decided to stay with the Pats despite the pay cut.

Wilfork is a terrific football player, but he might be an even better person. You won’t find a lot of professional football players that would do something like this, especially a player as talented as Wilfork. I am sure Pats fans across the country are ecstatic that the big man will be in Foxboro for the 2014 season.

 

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