Patriots place Franchise tag on NT Vince Wilfork

The New England Patriots placed the Franchise tag on nose tackle Vince Wilfork, the team announced today.  The Patriots are the first club to announce the use of a Franchise tag this season.

A six-year veteran, Wilfork was one of 235 players on the 2010 unrestricted free agent list we posted last week.  The franchise tender for a defensive tackle is $7,003,000 or 120% of his 2009 salary, whichever is greater.

For the team’s official press release, click here.

For last week’s list of unrestricted free agents, click here.

For the complete list of franchise and transition player tenders, click here.

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