Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork out for year with Achilles’ tendon tear

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The Patriots will play the rest of this season without stalwart defensive lineman and cocaptain Vince Wilfork — a league source said early Monday morning that Wilfork suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Falcons.

During a conference call with reporters around 11 a.m. Monday, coach Bill Belichick said he had no new information on Wilfork’s injury and that Wilfork was set to undergo more tests; however, by late afternoon, during his weekly appearance on WEEI, he acknowledged that the 10-year veteran had a significant injury.

“It doesn’t look too good for Vince,” Belichick said. “He’s got a pretty serious injury and it’s probably unlikely that he’ll be able to play again this year.”

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