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Wilfork to show up to camp

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 26, 2009 9:21 AM ET

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork will show up to training camp on time, despite the desire for a new contract.

The news doesn't come as a surprise, as Wilfork also attended the team's mandatory minicamp last month. He skipped the team's voluntary Organized Team Activities earlier as a "business decision."

Wilfork is perhaps the most important player on a revamped Patriots defense and is due $2.2 million this season as part of his rookie contract.

The Patriots drafted some leverage this season in second round pick Ron Brace, but Wilfork has developed into a prototypical 3-4 defensive tackle. There aren't many of those around, so he appears to be the key contract for New England to address, except for Tom Brady.

The negotiations with Wilfork have publicly lacked the acrimony or drama that plagued dealings in the past with Deion Branch and Asante Samuel.

Wilfork's arrival at training camp is a sign his contract will not become a distraction.

Patriots rookies arrive in Foxborough for the start of the training camp Sunday. Rookies for the Eagles, Chargers, and Texans also start camp today.

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I think that theres a lot of truth to that.

I also believe that VW will be playing elsewhere next season.

replacing wilfork with brace is like replacing a bull dozer with a ford f150. they are both big but only one of em moves earth.

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replacing wilfork with brace is like replacing a bull dozer with a ford f150. they are both big but only one of em moves earth.

Yeah but I'm not so sure NE devotes a lot of cap dollars to that position. Wilfork has played fairly cheap since drafted. Ted Washington didnt cost that much. The guy before him was a FA ( cant think of his name).

I think NE will pay but not what Wilfork has in mind.

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