Report: Patriots DT Wilfork receives franchise tag

The Patriots have used their franchise tag on veteran DT Vince Wilfork, Comcast Sports New England reported Monday.

Wilfork wanted a long-term contract, but he instead will make $7.003 million next season on the one-year tag. Wilfork made his second Pro Bowl this past season and has 303 tackles and 7.5 sacks in his six-year NFL career.

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