Patriots DE Chandler Jones is seeing changes on the defense this offseason. (USA TODAY Images)

As we know, there are no guarantees in the NFL and the recent development surrounding Vince Wilfork’s potential departure after reportedly requesting his release from the Patriots, there are many fans saddened at the prospect of potentially seeing him leave if the two sides can’t resolve their differences.

Considering the type of leader Wilfork is, his teammates likely are as well. Factor in the recent departure of Brandon Spikes, and there were a couple of recent Tweets by Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones that makes you wonder if he’s starting to come to grips with the cold reality that the NFL can be.

Along with the Wilfork news, with Spikes’ departure Jones has already seen one defensive teammate change teams, and losing big Vince would certainly change the dynamic in the huddle in 2014. Makes you wonder what exactly was behind those tweets, although the only person that obviously knows that right now is Jones himself.