Vince Wilfork posted a heartfelt statement Thursday, saying the New England Patriots had decided not to pick up his option. The 11-year veteran bookended his career in New England with Super Bowl wins. What does his departure mean for the Patriots?

As defensive backs Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty hit the free-agent market, the Patriots will look to reach agreements to keep the highly sought-after defenders in New England. Will Wilfork’s departure make it easier for Revis and McCourty to return? If not, what will the loss of these players mean for the defending Super Bowl champions? Patriots beat reporter Doug Kyed joined Michaela Vernava to discuss these topics and more in the latest Patriots/NFL podcast.

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