A few Patriots greats, like Tedy Bruschi, Kevin Faulk, and probably Tom Brady, will get to play their entire career in New England and retire on their own terms.
But only a few get to experience a ceremonial, heartfelt sendoff. Ty Law, Lawyer Milloy, and Willie McGinest were eventually released after their best days were behind them. Richard Seymour, Deion Branch, and Mike Vrabel were traded out of town.
Now it’s reportedly Vince Wilfork’s turn.
Pressed by the Patriots to take a paycut from his $7.5 million base salary and $11.6 million cap number, Wilfork instead asked the Patriots to release him Thursday after 10 seasons with the team, according to the NFL Network.
The Patriots did not have any official roster moves on Thursday’s waiver wire — the Darrelle Revis signing was confirmed by his business manager on Twitter. Wilfork will still cost the Patriots $3.6 million in cap space if they release him. But they will also save $8 million in cap space and $7.5 million in cash.
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