FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is 33 years old, just completed his 11th NFL season, and won another Super Bowl ring.
To some, that's a combination that might lead some players to consider retirement. But not Wilfork.
"The way I feel, there's no way in the world this is my last season," Wilfork said Thursday on sports radio WEEI's "Dale and Holley Show."
"I've worked too hard to get back to this level. My body feels good. ... The things I've done in my career, the way I'm headed, I still have a lot of football left in me. That's how I feel. If I don't feel like that, then I'd say, 'You know what? Maybe it's a chance to walk away.'
"It might be easier for somebody like myself that has two Super Bowl rings, that came back off injury, to say 'I'm good. I started my career with a Super Bowl win and I ended with a Super Bowl win.' I could call it quits and it's easier for people to say that. But I'm not saying that.
"I'm already looking forward to next year to see if we can do it again. That's what my mind[set] is."
Wilfork has two more years under contract with the Patriots. His deal calls for a $4 million roster bonus to be picked up by the team by March 10, the start of the 2015 league year.