- According to Schefter, Wilfork receives a new three-year deal worth $22.5 million.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Wilfork can make $8 million for the 2014 season.
- Rapoport adds that Wilfork will receive $3 million guaranteed and will average $7.5 million over the course of the next three years.
Wilfork has already released a statement regarding the agreement with New England via his Twitter account.
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— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 27, 2014
Wilfork reportedly asked for his release not too long ago, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft mentioned that he had reached out to Wilfork in recent days, and was hoping to have him back next season.
Wilfork, 32, is coming off of an Achilles’ injury and was entering the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract that included $25 million guaranteed. His previous cap figure for the 2014 season was $11.6 million, so this new contract will offer the Patriots some immediate cap relief while keeping the center of their defense in place for the next few years.
Last year, Wilfork was limited to playing in just four games and totaled nine tackles for New England.