Owner hopes Vince Wilfork stays put

Updated: March 25, 2014, 10:31 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft compared Vince Wilfork, who has requested to be released, to some of the franchise's greats in expressing his hope that the standout defensive tackle will remain with the team.

"Going back over the last 20 years, we've had some pretty special people come through, and [Vince] is one of my personal favorites," Kraft said Monday at the NFL's owners meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, his first public remarks since Wilfork's ...

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