Wilforks respond to the Patriots’ tag


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Through the Twitter of Vince Wilfork’s wife Bianca, the family is responding to the news that the Patriots have franchised their Pro Bowl nose tackle.

Here’s the text …

“In regards to the many calls and emails i am receiving in response to the franchise tag we figured this would be the easiest way to (address this) …

“The franchise tag has been applied. After six years of dedicated service i do understand this is a business …

“With that being said it is my hope that the tag is applied for its true purpose …

“For the purpose of allotting more time for us to continue our talks and be able to reach a long term agreement. …”

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“Only time will tell what the final result will be.”

And there you have it.

Where players have a problem with the franchise tag is when teams put it on them with no intention of reaching a long-term deal, but rather getting another year of service out of them without having to commit beyond that. Which seems to be exactly what the Wilforks are guarding against here. So, like Bianca said, time will tell …