3:08 PM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014

Quick-hit thoughts around NFL, Patriots

Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: Bill Belichick is always thinking of ways to build a better team and foster more team chemistry, and there was something notable along those lines in the Patriots' locker room after Friday's preseason game: Many of the lockers of returning players were moved to a different spot in the room. That threw a bit of a curveball to reporters covering the team who were entering the locker room for the first time this year, and were programmed to head to a certain spot only to find out a player like Vince Wilfork had been relocated...
Pats Pulpit Aug 16, 2014
Preseason Week 2 Patriots vs Eagles: Ups and Downs

Preseason Week 2 Patriots vs Eagles: Ups and Downs

The Patriots flashed some positives against the Eagles; what'd we see? It's fairly clear that the Patriots moved the ball at will against the Eagles defense, the most major mishap being a miscommunication between Tom Brady and a converted offensive tackle playing tight end who was signed off the street. The offense left me feeling optimistic about the season, while the defense showed that not all the questions have answers thus far in camp. Let's break down which players are on the up-and-up, and which ones fell flat. Up: Bash Brothers of Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork. Both played like it...
Boston Herald Aug 14, 2014

Joe Vellano has things to prove

FOXBORO — Needless to say, it’s been a different training camp experience for Joe Vellano.In 2013, the rookie signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maryland. Starting off as a longshot, then teetering on the bubble, he made the team as a backup defensive tackle not expected to contribute much with veteran and leader of the defensive line Vince Wilfork firmly entrenched as the starter.
Pats Pulpit Aug 13, 2014

New England Patriots Links 8/13/14 - Day 2: Pats-Eagles Joint Practices

Daily News and Links for 8/13/14 TEAM TALK Training Camp Schedule - Today's practice is closed to the public due to the weather. Next public practice Monday Aug. 18. Andy Hart blogs from camp: Alfonzo Dennard took part in the 1-on-1 drills, but is still not seeing action in team drills; Easley took part in the 1-on-1s with the Philly O-line. John Rooke makes the case that preseason is no reason to get too excited. Andy Hart tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Camp competition heats up. Press Pass - Aaron Dobson, Vince Wilfork speak after practice. (3.56 min. video) Patriots Today...

Eagles center: Wilfork still has explosion

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said he feels as strong as ever and that his previously injured Achilles injury is an afterthought. Through 14 training camp practices and one preseason game, Wilfork feels good, and the player he matched up with Tuesday -- Eagles center Jason Kelce -- relayed that Wilfork is as tough as ever. "I did not notice anything -- he was not any slower, or any less explosive, that's for sure," Kelce said after Tuesday's practice.

Vince Wilfork on new points of emphasis enforcement: ‘There were a lot of flags [Tuesday] – it’s kind of different’

FOXBORO — For the second time this preseason the Patriots got a first-hand look at how the new league points of emphasis will be called when referees were on hand at Tuesday’s joint practice with the Eagles following last Thursday’s first preseason game with the Redskins. The referees called drills like they were a game […]

Patriots don't want repeat of '13 at DT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The first thought that came to mind with the Patriots' two trades on Tuesday -- acquiring defensive linemen Ben Bass (Cowboys) and Jerel Worthy (Packers) -- was that Bill Belichick is being proactive to avoid another repeat of 2013 when a run of injuries left the team thin at the heart of its defense. By the fifth week of last season, the Patriots had lost the top three defensive tackles on their depth chart -- Vince Wilfork (ruptured Achilles, Sept.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We sit down with Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday, our first sit down with the big fellow since he was lost for the season last year with an achilles tendon injury.
KFFL Aug 8, 2014

Patriots | Vince Wilfork played 10 snaps in preseason opener

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Mike Petraglia on Day 2: Vince Wilfork, Darrelle Revis, Danny Amendola shine in heat

RICHMOND, Va. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia has the details from Day 2 of joint practices between the Patriots and Washington Redskins. Among the highlights, Vince Wilfork intercepted Robert Griffin III, Darrelle Revis knocked away a TD pass from DeSean Jackson and Tom Brady found a groove with Danny Amendola.
Boston Herald Aug 5, 2014

Healthy Vince Wilfork’s words carry weight

RICHMOND, Va. — One by one, Vince Wilfork has marked off the items on his comeback checklist from a torn Achilles tendon. By the sound of it, Wilfork has reached the point where the injury no longer exists.Take part in organized team activities. Check.Take part in non-contact drills. Check.Take part in contact drills. Check.Take part in contact drills against an opponent. Check.

Vince Wilfork says his Achilles is ‘an afterthought’ now

RICHMOND, Va. — Vince Wilfork almost dismissed the question out of hand. He insists that his ruptured Achilles tendon from last September is in the past. He said Monday in the first of three joint practices with the Redskins that he wouldn’t be on the field and wouldn’t have returned to Gillette Stadium work if […]

Trimmer Wilfork: Achilles an afterthought

RICHMOND, Va. -- New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said his previously torn Achilles has responded well to the demands of training camp and that his work to shed weight this offseason was done with his injury in mind. Wilfork’s acknowledgement was one the biggest takeaways from Monday’s joint practice session with the Washington Redskins. “I feel fine. To me, that’s in the past. I don’t even think about it,” he said after a practice that lasted about two hours.
Pats Pulpit Jul 25, 2014
Patriots Training Camp Open Thread: Day Two

Patriots Training Camp Open Thread: Day Two

Open thread and preview for the second day of Patriots training camp. For the second straight morning, the Patriots will hold a practice in shells and shorts.  This morning's session will begin at 9:15 AM and is once again open to the public.  For more information on attending the session, you can call the Patriots' training camp hotline at 508-549-0001. Roster Update: No transactions announced yesterday, 7/24. What to Watch: While it looks like Vince Wilfork is operating full speed ahead, Rob Gronkowski took things a little light yesterday, not taking part in any 7 on 7's or 11 on...
Boston Herald Jul 24, 2014

Vince Wilfork takes big steps

FOXBORO — In football, 350-pound nose tackles and torn Achilles tendons don’t mix well. They’re not good dance partners. Put the two together, and it figures to be a disaster, especially in the trenches when you’re fighting off mammoth guards and tackles.And yet who was one of the most energetic and enthusiastic players on the field for Day 1 of Patriots training camp yesterday? Who was out front during most of the drills, leading the group of defensive tackles?Vince Wilfork.

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