Wilfork happy to have another Hurricane in Winslow

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Wilfork happy to have another Hurricane in Winslow

FOXBORO -- Vince Wilfork is happy to have Kellen Winslow Jr. in New England. Not just because he'll help fill the void left in the Aaron Hernandez injury, but because Winslow also comes from the University of Miami.

On Thursday, Wilfork called it a "reunion" with his former Hurricanes teammate.

"Another Hurricane. That's a brother," said Wilfork with a smile.

Wilfork also is excited to see Winslow's passion for the game be brought into the Patriots locker room.

"Fun guy, a very fun guy, and very competitive," said Wilfork. "I mean, that guy, he loves this game. He's very passionate about it. The main thing I like about him is, he always wants to win. So, hopefully he can help this ball club win some ball games, makes some plays for us, and put our team in a good situation. So, I know he's capable of doing that. He's just got to go out and do it. But I'm happy to have another Hurricane as part of the family."

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.