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State of the DTs: Wilfork Eager for Payday; Pats “Braced” to Lose Him

Article By on 26th June, 2009

... Jack Harver's "State of the DTs" series, introduced here.]

Coming off a career year, both statistically and as a team leader, Vince Wilfork might have expected the New England Patriots to be willing when he broached the subject of a contract extension this offseason.

Wilfork had a personal best 66 tackles (45 solo) and two sacks while starting all 16 games on a defense that lost several veterans to injuries.  Safety Rodney Harrison, end Richard Seymour, and linebackers Adalius Thomas and Tedy Bruschi all missed starts; Harrison and Thomas finished the season on injured reserve.

But the Patri...

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