- Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported on Wednesday that the Patriots and Wilfork had discussed a contract extension during the offseason.
- Breer adds that the two sides hadn’t talked to one another in recent days.
- Rapoport mentions that the Patriots approached Wilfork about a restructured deal that would make him a “non-starter.”
It appeared as though the Patriots could workout a short-extension, however, they were probably unwilling to offer him the same salary moving forward.
Wilfork, 32, is coming off of an Achilles’ injury and is entering the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract that included $25 million guaranteed.
His cap figure for the 2014 season sits at $11.6 million, and New England would free up $8 million in cap space by releasing, according to OverTheCap.com.