Vince Wilfork is staying put after all.
After reportedly asking to be released by the Patriots, the 10-year veteran nose tackle has reportedly agreed to a new one-year, $8 million deal that has an option for two more years, according to multiple reports. The deal also includes $3 million in guaranteed money.
Wilfork took to Twitter as the news broke to express his desire to stay with New England all along: "It's been hard to remain quiet and let things take its course but it has been the best thing to do. Negotiations are never easy especially when you have a 10 year history with a team and more importantly relationships. For those who have supported me thank you, for those who have called me every name in the book I thank you too. My intentions have never changed 10 years ago my goal was to retire a patriots and as I sit here typing this I am closer to achieving my goal. I look forward to getting back to football an helping my team compete and have a chance at winning a Super Bowl."
My thoughts pic.twitter.com/MUW3I3ml4Y— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 27, 2014