Vince Wilfork: ‘I think I have played my last NFL football game’

Sunday January 15th, 2017

Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is leaning toward retiring, he told reporters after Saturday’s loss to the Patriots. 

“I think I have played my last NFL football game,” Wilfork said. “I will take the time and do my due diligence and sit back and see if I really want to retire. We’ll see. I don’t know how long that will take.

“It doesn’t change the fact that I enjoyed every bit of my career. I enjoyed 11 great years in New England and enjoyed two great years in Texas with unbelievable teammates.”

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Wilfork, 35, was a first-round pick by the Patriots out of Miami in 2004. He made the Pro Bowl in five out of his 11 seasons in New England and was also a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2012. 

Wilfork racked up 559 total tackles (370 solo), 16 sacks, five forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries in 189 career games. He is a free agent at the end of the season. 

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