The Patriots suffered a severe blow in their 30-23 victory over the Falcons Sunday as Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon and will most likely be out for the remainder of the season,
The news was first reported by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe and confirmed by CSNNE.com's Tom E. Curran.
Wilfork was carted off the field during the first quarter of New England's 30-23 win over Atlanta on Sunday night. He was later announced as "questionable" to return with an ankle injury.
The Patriots are thin on the defensive line with Tommy Kelly, Joe Vellano and Chris Jones as the team's only listed defensive tackles. (Defensive end Chandler Jones often went inside to play at the tackle spot on Sunday night, with rookie Michael Buchanan filling in at end.)
Rookie defensive tackle Armond Armstead is on the reserve/non-football injury list after undergoing surgery for an infection during the offseason. He is eligible to begin practicing after New England's Week 6 game against the Saints.
In a game of Grab Bag, Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay discuss the best player to wear No. 5 in Boston sports history. They also touch on what the biggest rip-off is in Foxboro: Tom Brady’s $200 cookbook or $40 parking at Gillette?
“I hate that cookbook so much. It’s just emblematic of everything that’s wrong with the top one percent,” said Trenni Kusnierek. “Take that avocado ice cream and shove it. I’m gonna go eat some thick, fatty custard.”
Brady might say Trenni will 'feel the burn' in her arteries if she doesn’t follow the rules of his cookbook. But, sorry Tom, the far majority of Americans can’t afford to spend a whole paycheck on a book, of all things, nevermind support the diet the book teaches.
At least at Gillette you get to enjoy a football game.
Mike Giardi and Kevin Walsh give their opinions on which Patriots players this season will be studs, starters or stiffs.
OK, Tom Brady so what CAN Michael Felger eat?
The co-host of Felger and Mazz rants in opposition of Tom Brady’s limited diet; Brady is now selling a $200 cookbook.
Watch the video above for more.