Vince Wilfork, 30, is still a tremendously talented defensive tackle. The four-time Pro Bowler and four-time Second Team All-Pro has been the key cog in New England's defensive line since 2004.
Might he be one of the NFL's finest?
The Sporting News ranks Wilfork behind just Haloti Ngata and Geno Atkins on its list of the league's 10 best DTs.
"He has been doing it well for a long time, but there is no reason to think Wilfork will slow down anytime soon," wrote Clifton Brown. "Wilfork shows up big in big games and has become a locker room leader as the Patriots defense has transitioned to younger players. He is an indispensable piece of their defensive unit."
Detroit's Ndamukong Suh and Cowboy Jay Ratliff round out first five. Check out the rest here.
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Tom Brady’s legal team, including recent hire former US Solictor General Ted Olson, have been granted the extension they were seeking for the deadline to file for a rehearing in the Deflategate case.
Despite the NFL’s opposition - lawyers for the league requested Monday that the motion be denied - the court ruled Tuesday in favor of the NFLPA and Brady. They now have until May 23 to file the request for a rehearing or rehearing en banc with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which last week reinstated his four-game Deflategate suspension.
Once Team Brady makes the request, the court still has to agree to take up the case again. And while many legal experts speculate the odds of that happening are low, this case has continued to confound observers as it has played out.