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Kraft talks Wilfork’s situation, Revis and Browner additions

Injured New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Injured New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Kraft: Hope Vince stays

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke to multiple media outlets yesterday about players recently added to the team – as well as one who could be on his way out.

Speaking to sources in Orlando, Kraft went into the turmoil surrounding the Patriots and star defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who has reportedly asked for his release in response to the team asking him to restructure his contract, and struck a favorable tone.

“We’ve had some pretty special people come through and he is one of my personal favorites,” Kraft told ESPN.com. “I’m thinking of Tedy Bruschi and Matt Light and Kevin Faulk and Troy Brown, they made their careers with us.

I surely hope Vince will be with us next year.”

According to sources, Kraft also spoke about the Patriots’ high-profile signings of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

“Hopefully he and Revis will be a great combination,” Kraft said to ESPN.com. “Not that I’m telling (Coach) Bill (Belichick) who to start.”

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