Big Vince Wilfork is due a big sum of money this season for the Patriots . . .
. . . that is, if they don't release him first.
Wilfork is owed $11.6 million dollars, the second-highest amount on the team behind Tom Brady.
As the Patriots look to improve their roster by adding more talent, they'll first need to free up some cap space, as they don't have a lot of wiggle room.
Steve Gregory was cut last week, and there should be more in the near future. Could one of those players be Wilfork, a defensive captain and one of the best nose tackles in the NFL?
Marc "Beatle" Bertrand from 98.5 The Sports Hub joined Mike Felger and Lou Merloni on Sports Tonight, and he feels that Wilfork will indeed be cut by the team.
"To me it's an easy decision. You move on," Bertrand said. "You rip off the band-aid. You move on, you cut Vince Wilfork. It's unfortunate because he's meant a lot to this team for a very long time. But in the best interest of having money to spend and having cap space to spend, cutting him makes a lot of sense."
But Wilfork could also stick with the team if he restructures his deal, and there has been no word yet that he would be against doing that.