Pats NT Wilfork Speaks Out on Contract; May Skip Minicamp

Nose tackle Vince Wilfork is not happy with his contract, and therefore has been skipping voluntary workouts with the club. Now though, Wilfork is thinking about pushing the button of skipping next week’s mandatory minicamp.

“If I have to, I will,” Wilfork said to the Boston Herald. “We’ll see. … I’m a professional. I don’t care how long I sit or I stay away from football. I’m staying positive about the whole situation. Whatever happens, happens. I’m not losing sleep over it. This is the business part. I hate it, but at the same time, I have to look out for Vince Wilfork. That’s the bottom line. That’s what it comes down to.”

Wilfork is entering the last year of his deal, and there’s been little talk about if the team is going to give him an offer or not. For now, he is not talking about when he may return to the club.

“I don’t know when I’m going to be stepping on the field but I can tell you I’m going to be ready for the first game of the season,” Wilfork said. “I hate not being there. It hurts me not to be out with my guys. I hate not being with my guys more than anything, but the time will come.”

For now, he’s working out, staying in shape, and making sure that when/if the time comes that he joins the club again that he’ll be able to step it up and play at a high level.

“I’ll take it day by day. I’m looking out for my family and myself. That’s the bottom line. I may pop up. I may not. I don’t know. I’m staying positive with everything. As far as people that are wondering what’s going on with me let me just assure you that I’ll be ready to play football. I’m a professional and I look forward to playing football.”P

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