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Vince Wilfork

32-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Wilfork provides some value to the Patriots' defense, but his worth in IDP formats should be questioned as he suffered an Achilles injury last season that limited him to four games. Over his last thr...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 325   DOB: 11/4/1981  College: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Vince Wilfork Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $22.5 million extension with the Patriots in March of 2014.

August 24, 2014  –  Vince Wilfork News

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Wilfork was on the field for 22-of-52 of the Patriots' defensive snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

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Vince Wilfork NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 25 16 - 48 - 2 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2008 26 16 - 65 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 27 13 - 43 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 28 NE 16 57 46 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 29 NE 16 52 29 23 3.5 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 30 NE 16 48 29 19 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
2013 31 NE 4 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 NE 7 24 10 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vince Wilfork – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

370

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Vince Wilfork was on the field for 370 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Vince Wilfork was on the field for 37 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 890 73
2013 172 8
2014 370 37
Vince Wilfork 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Mia 50 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 37 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 48 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @KC 55 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin 47 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Buf 64 8 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ 69 6 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi
9 Den
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind
12 Det
13 @GB
14 @SD
15 Mia
16 @NYJ
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Vince Wilfork  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   325 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.08 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.50 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.62 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   27 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   101 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   36 reps
ELITE
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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Jerod Mayo  IR
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Greg Orton  IR
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Vince Wilfork: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wilfork (Achilles) was a full participant in Thursday's first training camp practice, ESPN.com reports.

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Wilfork (Achilles’) is making strides in his rehab effort, MassLive.com reports.

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Wilfork (Achilles') took part in approximately half of Thursday's OTA, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

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Wilfork's activity level was leaps and bounds above that of a week ago, when he merely jogged on the field and stretched, before continuing his rehab. He was knocked out in Week 4 last season due to a torn Achilles', and although his current level of health is allowing for reps in practice, there remains no timeline for getting the all-clear medically.
Wilfork continues to work his way back from a torn Achilles', the Boston Herald reports.

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Wilfork (Achilles') has restructured his contract with the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

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After reportedly asking the Patriots for his release earlier this month, Wilfork and the team ended up agreeing to a three-year, $22.5 million extension to keep him in a New England uniform. While Wilfork -- who was limited to four games last season due to an Achilles' injury -- is not a major factor in IDP formats, his leadership and run-stuffing ability are vital to the Patriots' defense.
Though Wilfork (Achilles') reportedly asked the Patriots for his release recently, owner Robert Kraft indicated that he's "still not giving up hope" that the defensive tackle could remain with the team, NESN.com reports.

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Wilfork (Achilles') has reportedly asked the Patriots for his release, the Boston Herald reports.

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There had been talk that the Patriots were looking to re-work the defensive tackle's deal to free up some cap space, but evidently that's not something that Wilfork is amenable to. Releasing Wilfork would save the Patriots $8 million against their salary cap, but if he is let go by the team, it would leave a major void, not only in the middle of the team's defensive front line, but also in the leadership department.

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2014

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2013

Though Wilfork -- a key team leader for New England -- is literally a huge factor in the Patriots' team defense, in particular against the run, his IDP utility is capped, though he should be good for around 50 tackles and a handful of sacks, numbers that can help those in deeper formats.

2012

Despite still possessing his comically wide build, Wilfork looked more athletic than ever in 2011, posting a career-high 3.5 sacks while pulling down two interceptions and totaling five passes defended. Wilfork is not disruptive enough to be anything more than an IDP backup, but he surpassed 50 tackles in five of his eight NFL seasons – including a 66-tackle season in 2008 – and is a safe bet to make a push for 60 tackles in 2012 if he stays healthy. Wilfork has and will continue to play a gigantic snap count for New England.

2011

The Patriots' nose tackle is a big body who can stuff the run, but his IDP numbers are marginal. In 2010, he recorded 57 tackles and two sacks.

2010

The veteran nose tackle signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension with the Patriots in March of 2010. The big guy remains a vital cog on the team's defensive front line, especially against the run, but his value in real terms greatly exceeds his fantasy worth, as evidenced by his total of 43 tackles and no sacks (in 13 games) in 2009.

2009

Wilfork helps anchor the Pats' stout defensive front and is one of the league's more dominant nose tackles. That doesn't necessarily translate into great IDP numbers, but he's usually good for the occasion sack and 50+ tackles per year. This is a contract year for him -- with a big payday on the horizon -- so those looking to target players in that situation may well consider Wilfork, but he will always be more valuable in real terms than he is in fantasy terms

2008

Wilfork is a stud nose tackle, but his value to the Patriots far outweighs that of his worth to IDP owners. His 2007 numbers -- 48 tackles, two sacks -- don't come close to underlining his value to the team's elite defensive front.

2007

Though not a viable IDP, Wilfork is good old fashioned nose tackle, who is a load for offensive lineman to handle as he works in sync with Ty Warren and Richard Seymour. Together, the trio form arguably the best defensive front in the league.

2006

Wilfork, who moves well for a big man, started in all sixteen regular season games at nose tackle last year. The big guy recorded 54 tackles, a number he figures to improve on this year as he continues to develop the way the Pats envisioned when they made him their first choice, 21st overall, in the 2004 draft.

2005

Wilfork emerged down the stretch last year in his first season as a nose tackle and allowed the Patriots to let Keith Traylor walk. The 6-2, 325-pounder finished with 57 tackles and two sacks and he figures to improve on those numbers in his second year with the team.

2004

Wilfork, who some call "Baby Sapp," will help fill the huge void created by the departure of massive run-stuffer Ted Washington. As long as he keeps his weight in check, he should develop into a perennial starter.

2003