The Patriots have definitely improved their team since the start of free agency, but it hasn't been all good news.
Vince Wilfork has reportedly asked for his release. Wilfork is due a hefty sum of money this season, and the Patriots don't want to pay it to him. They would like to restructure his deal, but it doesn't sound like Wilfork is willing to do that.
Tom E. Curran and Bert Breer joined Mike Giardi on Sports Sunday to discuss.
"If Vince Wilfork is asking for his release, I have a pretty good feeling that he has an idea of where he wants to go," Curran said. "And if he has an idea of where he wants to go, then that means they've done work outside the box. And if they've done work outside the box, then I don't want to hear any criticisms about how the Patriots are screwing somebody over."
Breer says that the history with Wilfork and the Patriots that dates back prior to the last four "great" seasons between both sides is now back in play, as Wilfork remembers having to play all six years of his six-year rookie deal. Curran counters Breer's point.
"Everything wasn't great because they signed him to a $40 million contract," Curran said, "he played three games last year, he's collected $32 million dollars for two seasons and three games. Patriots have every right in the world to turn around and talk to this 32-year old nose tackle who weighs probably 360 and has an Achilles [issue] and say, 'We can't pay you $14 million over two years with that thing.'"