FOXBOROUGH -- Owner Robert Kraft spoke with reporters today about the newest member of the Patriots Hall of Fame -- Jim Nance -- and the topic of Vince Wilfork was brought up by media members. Kraft said he has spoken with Wilfork.
"Vince and I have a great relationship, we actually chatted at the golf tournament Monday," he said. "We both understand that this is not personal in any way. This is just each side doing their business. One way or another, I'm sure things will get resolved."
Kraft was then asked "how difficult is it for young players to realize that this is business and it's not personal?"
"It's hard. It's hard on both sides," Kraft responded. "Look, we're blessed to have a lot of good players on this team. Unfortunately, the nature of the business, if you want to win every year, to put yourself in a position to try to win every year, you need to make decisions and prioritize. There is a limited amount of money we can spend. So we're always trying to balance that and keep a team together, and put ourselves in the best position to win."
Kraft was asked if Wilfork's presence today was a good sign.
"I think so," he answered. "Vince is a very special guy. While touring the GE plant up in Lynn, the question that kept coming up was 'We're not going to let Vince get out of here, are we?' So he has a lot of fans in this region, and we all realize how special he is."