Nose tackle is the most important position in a 3-4 defense, and the best in the business at said position, is Vince Wilfork. The big daddy from the University of Miami (FL) has been disrupting offensive blocking schemes for the better part of a decade and has asked the New England Patriots for his release. Wilfork is scheduled to make over $11 million, but the Patriots apparently wanted the defensive leader to restructure. It appears as though the veteran nose tackle wants to test the open market and will likely receive an incentive-based deal. The Chargers don’t have a ton of money to offer him up front, but could put together a deal rewarding the All-Pro for excellent on-field play. One Charger — who just received a new contract — wants to see #75 in the powder blue and gold.
— Donald Butler (@DAButler56) March 14, 2014
I don’t know if the Bolts can pay the cost, but Telesco should explore the idea, and I am sure he will. It may take the release of another player, but Wilfork could take the defense to a different planet.