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Vince Wilfork | Defensive Lineman | #75

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 325
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (21) / NE
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Ex-Patriots and Texans DT Vince Wilfork has announced his retirement after 13 NFL seasons.
In true 21st century fashion, Wilfork announced he's hanging it up via a sponsored tweet from Kingsford charcoal. Wilfork most recently updated his status in May, when he said he was "not retired." The intervening three months appear to have made the decision for him. The No. 21 overall pick of the 2004 draft, Wilfork won the Super Bowl his rookie season before adding another ring in 2015. One of the most gargantuan humans to ever lace them up, Wilfork was named to five Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team. A perennial starter for a perennial winner, Wilfork could spark some Hall-of-Fame debate, but he's probably not headed to Canton. Mon, Aug 7, 2017 01:15:00 PM

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Free agent DT Vince Wilfork said Wednesday that "right now, I am not retired."

"I'm not saying I'm retired," Wilfork said in an interview with Sirius XM. "It's something I want to make sure I'm 100 percent certain about." Texans GM Rick Smith said last month his "expectation" was that Wilfork was done playing. The 35-year-old may be having second thoughts, but ultimately we don't expect to see Wilfork on the field again. He doesn't have much left in the tank.
Wed, May 17, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Texans GM Rick Smith hasn't spoken to free agent Vince Wilfork since last season.

"I have not talked to Vince since last season but my expectation is that he won't be playing," said Smith. Wilfork has hinted at retirement on several occasions but has yet to make an announcement. The 35-year-old didn't look like he had much left last season, grading out as PFF's No. 61 defensive tackle out of 73 qualifiers.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Free agent Vince Wilfork has yet to make a decision on retirement.

Wilfork has been leaning toward retirement, but says he's in "no rush." With free agency set to open, Wilfork may let his market determine his status. Wilfork figures to be limited to cheap, one-year deals if he continues playing.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 07:44:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 11:54:00 AM

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
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 07:57:00 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.
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 12:30:00 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

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