FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork says he's closer to achieving his goal of finishing his career with New England.
The 10-year veteran who missed most of last season with a torn
Achilles' tendon has tweeted that he looks forward to returning to
football and helping his team have a chance to win a Super Bowl.
Wilfork originally had balked at the Patriots attempt to restructure
his contract to lessen the salary cap hit.
"It's been hard to remain quiet and let things take its course but it
has been the best thing to do," Wilfork tweeted Thursday. "Negotiations
are never easy especially when you have a 10 year history with a team
and more importantly relationships. For those who have supported me I
thank you, for those who have called me every name in the book I thank
"My intentions have never changed," he wrote. "10 years ago my goal was
to retire a patriot and as I sit here typing this I am closer to
achieving my goal. I look forward to getting back to football and
helping my team compete and have a chance at winning a Super Bowl."
At the bottom of the tweet was a reproduction of the top of a standard
NFL Player Contract with his name and that of the New England Patriots.
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