Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday that getting a chance to play in his home state of Florida again would be “a dream come true.”
Wilfork, who just finished the final year of a six-year contract, is upset with the state of his current contractual situation, and told WEEI as much earlier this week. And the Florida native took it up a notch when he told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday that two fruitless years of trying to negotiate an extension in New England have left him pondering the idea of playing for Miami or Tampa Bay.
“We’ve been waiting for two years. Been trying to talk for two years. I did all the things I could do. Did all the right things to the point people questioned me why I did it. Why I was the good soldier. Why I playing through pain and risking my career for one year. But I loved the game of football,” Wilfork said.
“I signed a six-year deal [as a rookie] when a lot of people weren’t. I played it out. I did the right thing and it’s time for me to move on. This is definitely not on me. We’ll see where it goes from here.”
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