Wilfork suffers torn Achilles tendon

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Wilfork suffers torn Achilles tendon

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.

Ex-Pats Podcast: Defending Le’Veon Bell; Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live mishap

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Ex-Pats Podcast: Defending Le’Veon Bell; Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live mishap

Dan Koppen, Jerod Mayo, and Mike Giardi discuss the upcoming AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jerod Mayo draws up a plan for defending running back Le’Veon Bell. Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live controversy is also broached.

2:30 Recapping the win over Houston

6:09 Improving pass protection vs Steelers

8:18 Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live controversy

13:00 Defending Le’Veon Bell

17:35 Importance of tackling vs Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger

20:19 The rivalry with Pittsburgh

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