After helping New England to a 45-7 rout of the Colts in Sunday's AFC title game,
State troopers responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxborough, Mass., shortly before 1 a.m. ET. When they arrived on the scene, Wilfork was next to the vehicle checking on the driver, according to police.
The driver of the overturned vehicle, 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks, was unable to get out of her 2015 Jeep Wrangler. As police held open the driver's door, "Wilfork reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand," police said.
"I saw somebody that needed help, and I helped," Wilfork told reporters Monday, per the Boston Herald.
Police said Brooks was then placed under arrest after being helped from the vehicle and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Wilfork's contract has an escalator paying him $1.25 million if he plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps this season. He's played 74.1 percent so far but could fall below 70 percent if he sits out Week 17, the report said.
Wilfork has started every game this year, making 46 tackles and an interception.
It was the third interception of Wilfork's career. The other two came in 2011. He finished Week 3 with three tackles, including one solo.
"If I had limitations, I wouldn’t be practicing," Wilfork told the Boston Herald. "My job is to help my teammates the best way I can, whatever that may be. The only way for me to help my teammates is to be on the field and be healthy. Right now, I’m on the field and I’m healthy. If anything happens in the future, I can’t predict that. But right now my job is to help this team the best way I can and get better each day and that’s what I’m going to do."
The report says Wilfork "looks to be moving well, as we noticed him pushing off hard and exploding forward to put pressure on the left side of the offensive line." Wilfork didn't participate in the full practice, but it seemed like a significant step.
"Just seeing him back out there is a very, very big asset. It’s great," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "Having him in front of you is like a big force field, especially being a linebacker, but for the team as well."
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