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Vince Wilfork | Defensive Lineman | #75

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 325
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (21) / NE
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Free agent Vince Wilfork again said he is leaning toward retirement.
Wilfork was speaking at an event kicking off Super Bowl Week in Houston. The veteran made sure to say nothing is "official," but he is expected to file his retirement papers in the next few weeks. When he does, he will finish his career as an All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion. Jan 28 - 11:54 AM

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After losing to the Patriots in Saturday's Divisional Round game at Foxboro, Vince Wilfork said, "I think I have played my last NFL football game."

"I will take the time and do my due diligence and sit back and see if I really want to retire," said Wilfork. "I don't know how long that will take." Wilfork is at the end of his contract and has hinted at retirement for a few weeks. If this is really the end for the 35-year-old, he'll finish his 13-year career with five Pro Bowl appearances, four All-Pro selections and two Super Bowls. He's a borderline Hall of Famer.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 15 - 7:57 AM

Vince Wilfork will consider retirement this offseason.

That means Saturday could be Wilfork's final game in the NFL. Wilfork has been a liability for Houston this year but was one of the league's best nose tackles during his prime. He appeared in four Super Bowls during his 11-year stay in New England, winning two of them. The 35-year-old's contract with Houston runs out after this season.
Jan 3 - 12:30 PM

Vince Wilfork (groin) is active for Week 11 against the Raiders.

He was listed questionable but is ready for his run-plugging role up front.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Texans NT Vince Wilfork (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Wilfork missed his first game in three years last week. Coach Bill O'Brien said he's likely to play Monday night against the Raiders. Wilfork's return downgrades Latavius Murray's matchup.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Texans NT Vince Wilfork (groin) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Wilfork missed his first game in almost three years Sunday versus Jacksonville. The veteran nose tackle should be ready to roll Monday night against Oakland. That game will be played in Mexico City.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Texans NT Vince Wilfork (groin) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Jaguars.

He didn't practice this week but is making the trip to Jacksonville. D.J. Reader will draw the start at nose tackle if Wilfork can't get the green light. Big Vince hasn't missed a game since 2013.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Texans NT Vince Wilfork said he still has "a couple more good years."

Wilfork will be 35 in November, but he does not think his body will break down anytime soon. "I think, mentally, it'll go before my body will," he said. "To play this game, you have to be mentally there. If you're not mentally there, I don't care who you are. You won't make it." Wilfork is only a two-down player at this point, but he remained one of the top run-stuffing nose tackles in the league last season. If he is able to stay healthy, there is little reason to expect a falloff this year.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Texans signed NT Vince Wilfork, formerly of the Patriots, to a two-year, $9 million contract.

The deal has $5 million guaranteed. Even at age 33, Wilfork remains one of the NFL's premier run stuffers, grading out as a top-six run-defending 3-4 end in PFF's 2014 grades. Wilfork will kick back to nose tackle under Texans DC Romeo Crennel, who was Wilfork's defensive coordinator in his rookie year (2004). Wilfork fills a huge need on Houston's nose-less defensive line. He should also be an exceptional mentor for sophomore NT Louis Nix.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Free agent Vince Wilfork has arrived in Houston for a two-day visit with the Texans.

Wilfork seems like a virtual lock to play for the Texans, where he is familiar with the coaching staff and would fill a glaring need. Houston used washed-up Ryan Pickett at nose tackle in 2014, struggling in run defense. Wilfork, 33, primarily played defensive end in New England's 3-4 last season, but was a top-six run defender there according to Pro Football Focus' grades.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Free agent NT Vince Wilfork's agent says his client will "take his time" choosing a new team.

Agent Kennard McGuire intimated the Texans were the front runners, saying Wilfork values his "familiarity" with the organization. Wilfork played under coach Bill O'Brien and DC Romeo Crennel in New England, and he played with Texans LB coach Mike Vrabel. McGuire added "there are about five or six other teams" interested in Wilfork, but Houston is the odds-on favorite for the former All-Pro.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:57:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle expects free agent Vince Wilfork to sign with the Texans.

The Texans are the frontrunners to land Wilfork, who has history with their coaching staff. He was the Patriots' first-round pick in 2004 under former DC Romeo Crennel, and would fill Houston's need for a nose tackle. Wilfork is entering his age-34 season, but remains one of the league's better run stoppers.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 04:39:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Vince Wilfork hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Patriots.

Yahoo's Charles Robinson has reported the same. Wilfork has also been connected to the Texans, where coach Bill O'Brien is harvesting former Patriots. If Wilfork can swallow his pride, returning to the Pats on a reduced deal is his best option if he wants a serious shot at another Super Bowl ring.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 12:48:00 PM

The Texans are expected to pursue free agent DL Vince Wilfork.

Wilfork has history with Texans coach Bill O'Brien, whose defense needs a nose tackle. Wilfork is going on age 34, but still has run-stopping ability.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Vince Wilfork announced on Twitter the Patriots will not be picking up his 2015 option, making him a free agent.

New England saves $8.06 million against the cap by moving on from one of their all-time greats. With all of the Patriots' other offseason commitments (Devin McCourty, Darrelle Revis, etc.), Wilfork had to see this coming. Big Vince said he is not considering retirement, and coming off a decent run-stopping season, we wouldn't expect him to. It will be interesting to see how the market shapes out for the 33-year-old. Wilfork went to five Pro Bowls during his 11-year stay in Foxboro and won two Super Bowls. The Patriots drafted his possible replacement, Dom Easley, in the first round last year.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 09:11:00 AM

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