The Patriots will not pick up the option for Vince Wilfork in 2015, meaning the longtime and beloved defensive tackle will become an unrestricted free agent.

"I want to take this time to let everyone know that I was informed on Tuesday that the Patriots will not be picking up my option," Wilfork posted on Twitter. "I'm in a good place. I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization."

Wilfork added that he will continue his NFL career.