Report: Wilfork asks Pats for releaseThe Sports Xchange
March 13. 2014 7:26PM
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has asked for his release after 10 seasons with the team, according to the NFL Network.
Wilfork is entering the final year of his contract, and the Patriots had reportedly approached him about restructuring his deal, which calls for a base salary of $7.5 million and a total salary cap charge of $11.6 million for 2014.
Wilfork suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in the fourth game last season. The 32-year-old is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who has anchored the interior of New England's 3-4 scheme for the past decade.
Wilfork will turn 33 in November, and wants to continue playing so his desire is to hit the open market as soon as possible, according to the report.
Revis deal done
Cornerback Darrelle Revis officially agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots, according to his business manager, John Geiger.
Revis' contract includes a team option worth $20 million in 2015, according to reports. If picked up by the Patriots before the start of the 2015 league year next March, Revis' deal would include a $12 million bonus and $7.5 million base salary. The other $500,000 is tied to game-to-game bonuses.
The signing came less than 24 hours after cornerback Aqib Talib left the Patriots for the Denver Broncos and Revis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Revis must pass his physical and sign his contract to remain the NFL's highest paid cornerback.