Patriots not picking up Vince Wilfork's $4 million option

The New England Patriots aren't picking up a $4 million roster bonus for veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork that's due on March 10. He'll be a free agent. Wilfork was due a $3 million base salary and had a $8.9 million salary cap figure. By letting Wilfork go, the Patriots will have an additional $8.06 million in salary-cap space. "I want to take this time to let everyone know that I was informed on Tuesday that the Patriots will not be picking up my option," Wilfork posted on Instagram. "I'm in a good place. I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization. "Can I still play football? Hell yea!  Do I still love football?  Hell yea! One major injury lots of gas still left in the tank. I will take my time think things through take into consideration many things by mainly my family and see where life goes from there." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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