Fresh of picking up his third Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots, nose tackle Vince Wilfork is now trying to wrap his head around not being a member of the team anymore.
Wilfork tweeted a letter to his fans today informing them that the Pats will not pick up his option and that his career in New England is over.
Morning guys … Please read below this will be my only statement pic.twitter.com/gClv03hqet
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 5, 2015
Wilfork has been the anchor for a defensive line that has seen major success since his arrival in Foxboro.
What Wilforks’ value will be on the free-market has yet to be determined. Still effective, his age and wear and tear on his body after 11 seasons of football will make many potential suitors to think twice before inking him to a large deal.
Wilfork was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10. Had the Patriots picked that up, Wilfork also would have earned a $3 million base salary and counted $8.9 million against the salary cap.
The Patriots create $8.06 million in salary cap space with the move.
His leaving the team does not mean that he will be leaving the area. In his letter, he mentions that New England is his home and he has no plans to ever leave the area.