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Vince Wilfork Sends a Strong Message to the Patriots by Skipping OTAs

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

@Wilfork75 spent this week gardening at home while the rest of the Patriots spent the week practicing at Gillette Stadium.

You see, Wilfork wants a new contract, and if he doesn’t get one, he’d be happy spending the summer (and maybe a large chunk of the fall) gardening instead of playing football.

The Patriots cannot allow this to happen.

Sometimes the player has the leverage, and sometimes the team has it. Contract negotiations are all about leverage. When a player is still under contract, typically the team has all the leverage.

The only way the player can take back the leverage is to hold out. The Patriots have had a few players hold out over the last few years. Both of them no...

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