Breer: Wilfork pivotal to Patriots

Breer: Wilfork pivotal to Patriots
June 23, 2014, 8:00 am
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The Patriots defense went through a big overhaul during the offseason, but a big story for the team is the return of lineman Vince Wilfork.

Albert Breer joined Sports Tonight to discuss the difference Wilfork will make on the Patriots' run defense.   

"I'd argue that outside of the quarterback, he might be as pivotal as they have," said Breer. "Because of the lack of depth they have at that position for the first time in a long time."

Does Breer believe Wilfork will return to form in the upcoming season?

"That injury, plus his size, how big he is, you have to think it's not going to be the Vince Wilfork of 2009, 2010 and 2011. But remember, he has those incentives in his contract. He's playing for money."