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Vince Wilfork Thinks He’s Played His Last Game

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Similar to veteran Devin Hester, Houston Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is strongly considering hanging the cleats up. At the age of 35, Wilfork just completed his 13th season.

“No emotions and I will take my time and think about it. 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 see if I really want to retire. We will see. I don’t know how long that will take. I will see, 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. I couldn’t have any better teammates from both organizations and you talk about the organizations themselves and you talk about top of the class. These are two owners that anyone would love to play for.”

Houston lost to Wilfork’s former team to the tune of 34-16.

While he’s still a daunting presence in the middle, Wilfork’s production suffered a significant dip this season. In 15 games, Wilfork only totaled 21 tackles with 12 of them being assisted to go along with zero sacks.

Source: Pro Football Talk


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