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Vince Wilfork and Patriots parting ways

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Longtime New England Patriot Vince Wilfork will become a free agent, as the team decided to part ways with the defensive tackle.

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The New England Patriots and longtime defensive tackle Vince Wilfork will be parting ways this offseason.

The Pro-Bowl defensive tackle is not getting his team options picked up, meaning Wilfork will become a free agent. He posted the news on Twitter this morning:

Wilfork specifically says "Can I still play football? Hell yeah," and "I still got plenty of gas left in the tank."

That would seem to indicate he's playing in 2015, and he'll be one of the top interior lineman to hit the market. Wilfork posted 47 tackles and one interception in 2014. He has registered 516 combined tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and three interceptions through 11 seasons with the Patriots.

The Bengals badly need to beef up their defensive line, but it's hard to see them going after a guy like Wilfork, while keeping Domata Peko on the roster.