Wilfork: It's a Love fest


Wilfork: It's a Love fest

FOXBORO -- From his first to his second season as a defensive tackle in the NFL, everything in Kyle Love's game improved: Games played, tackles, sacks.
Now entering his third season, there's another aspect to Love's game that has also improved: leadership.
"He's grown into a hell of a person, not just a player," said Vince Wilfork before Thursday's practice at Gillette Stadium. "It's just good to see guys that come into this league that have the passion and love what they do. And he's one of them.
"Seeing him as a rookie, and now three years on the team. I can't believe it's been three years now, because the way he plays and the way he carries himself. As a veteran and a guy that's been around this game for a long, long time, man, he plays very, very well."
As Wilfork pointed out, he's been in this game a long, long time. And in just two seasons in the league -- both with the Patriots -- Wilfork sees something in Love that you don't always see in such a young player.
"And that's all him, that's all him," said Wilfork. "He's doing the right thing, coming to work, he's on time, he's in the meeting rooms, he's doing everything he can do to be the best person out there on that field.
"And we have a lot of guys like that, but Kyle being in the defensive line room with me, I just see it more, because he's with me almost 247. I've just seen him grown. It's like watching your kids grow up and you're like, 'Man, I can't believe that now you're in the ninth grade?' It's three years in, but it seems like he's been in a lot longer, just because of the maturity level that he carries himself with, and the way he plays. He's definitely one of the leaders around this locker room, being so young. But he has every tool to be one of those leaders. And we know that."

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Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

Revis faces aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh. He answered no questions from the media as he turned himself in Friday. He later made an initial court appearance, and his next court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Revis' attorney has said Revis was physically assaulted by a group of at least five people. He said Revis "feared for his safety" and sought medical attention, but he didn't offer details about the severity of Revis' injuries.

Police say the fight started when a man began recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it. Two men say they were punched and knocked out.

The New York Jets said through a spokesman they would have no further comment on Revis' situation other than their initial statement that they were aware of the matter and had spoken with Revis. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the league was looking into the matter.

Attorney Blaine Jones said Saturday in a text message that while he was hired for the pre-indictment phase of the case, he would not be representing the Jets cornerback going forward.

Revis is due $15 million next season, including a $2 million roster bonus due on the second day of the new league year, March 10.

The $13 million in base salary includes $6 million in guaranteed money, which the Jets would owe him even if they decided to cut him before the deadline.

Revis had a bitter breakup with his agents last year and has no formal representation going forward.

Revis, who is from Aliquippa, was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted No. 14 overall by the Jets in 2007. He quickly established himself as one of the top players at his position - and in franchise history - while also earning the nickname, "Revis Island" for his penchant for routinely shutting down opposing teams' top receivers. He is in his second stint with the Jets.


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