ORLANDO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick  deferred all questions on the status of defensive lineman Vince Wilfork Tuesday, saying that, “if you have any questions about Vince, you should ask Vince.”
Wilfork reportedly requested his release earlier this month , and a story from the Boston Herald Monday indicated he had taken down his nameplate and cleaned out his locker at Gillette Stadium . While owner Robert Kraft seemed to sound an optimistic note about Wilfork’s status on Monday , Belichick wouldn’t comment on the matter on Tuesday.
“I’m not going to talk about anything with any of our specific players, I’m not going to get into that,” Belichick said when quizzed about Wilfork during the AFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings. ‘If you have any questions about Vince, you should ask Vince, or (questions about) any other players, you should talk to those players.
‘You need to talk to him about any of those statements,” he added when pressed further on Wilfork. “I think you should verify first.’
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