Wilfork: Pats haven't called about deal

Updated: January 29, 2010, 10:45 AM ET

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said he would consider it a "slap in the face" if the New England Patriots place the franchise tag on him, which is expected if a long-term extension is not reached.

"I want a long-term deal or I want to be free. Point blank," Wilfork said during an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI.

Wilfork, who has been vocal since before the season about his desire for an extension, just finished the final season of a six-year rookie contract. He ...

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