Wlfork Gets Franchised

The New England Patriots have placed there franchise tag on NT Vince Wilfork, preventing him from testing free agent waters. According to ESPN, Wilfork received the non-exclusive franchise tag designation worth $7 million for one season.So, the Patriots have the right to match any offer sheet or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. He can negotiate with other teams, but the Patriots retain the right of first refusal.