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Height/Weight: 6-2/325 | Birthdate: 11/4/1981 | Birthplace: Boynton Beach, FL, USA | Team: Houston | College: Miami (Fla.) | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Texans DT Vince Wilfork to push everyone to raise performance


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) After spending 11 seasons with the Patriots, Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is ready to put pressure on his new teammates and coaches to raise their performance levels, according to the team's official website.

"You have to put pressure on each individual, and that’s what I’m going to do," Wilfork said. "I’m going to put pressure on everybody. Not just myself. Not just the older guys. Not just J.J. (Watt). The quarterback. The coaches. No. It’s everybody."

"I’m not a rah-rah guy," Wilfork said. "And that’s one of the things that they’ll get to know quick. I love to have fun. I have the passion. I love the game. But if I need to say something, I will say something."

Entering his 12th season, the five-time All-Pro selection has recorded 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.


Texans DT Vince Wilfork, DE J.J. Watt excited to work together


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) After being signed by the Texans this offseason, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is excited to be a part of a defensive line that includes J.J. Watt, reports ESPN. Watt told Wilfork that he is excited, as well.

"Yeah, we talked since I signed," Wilfork said in an interview. "He’s probably more excited than I am. But little does he know, I’m very excited to come down here."

Although the Texans will rely on Wilfork to be one of the leaders on the defense, he isn't going to try to change anything about Watt.

"My goal is to let J.J. be J.J.," Wilfork said. "I’m pretty sure the coaching staff is going to feel the same way, when you have a guy that dynamic. You can’t ask him to change anything. He’s been a beast, and hopefully he’ll continue to be that beast and I’m looking forward to it."

Over his 11-year career, the 33-year-old has compiled 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.


Vince Wilfork to get $5 million guaranteed from Texans


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/16/2015) Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's two-year contract with the Texans is worth $9 million, including $5 million guaranteed, reports the Houston Chronicle. Wilfork spent his first 11 seasons with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls.

DT Vince Wilfork says he's signing with Texans


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/16/2015) Former Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork announced on Twitter that he's signing with the Texans. "This has been an interesting process for me and my family, one we have taken very seriously and given a lot of thought," Wilfork wrote.

"We want to thank the Kraft family and the entire Patriots organization for the last 11 years, however we will be starting a new chapter in our lives as Houston Texans," he continued. "The coaching staff in Houston has made this new exciting transition feel like home to us. We will forever be Patriots in our hearts. Thank you everyone for everything."

Wilfork, 33, has spent his entire career in New England. The Pats declined his option, making him a free agent.

He's played a full 16 games in four of the past five seasons and has 516 career tackles to go with 16 sacks. Wilfork is reuniting with Texans coach Bill O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who formerly coached in New England.


Report: NT Vince Wilfork is in Houston meeting with the Texans


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Free-agent nose tackle Vince Wilfork is in Houston to meet with the Texans, according to the Houston Chronicle

Wilfork's agent Kennard McGuire lives in Houston and has said in the past week that he's hopeful Wilfork will join the Texans. Wilfork and McGuire are close friends. 

Before the Patriots declined the option on his contract, Wilfork had spent his entire 11-year career with the Patriots. In New England, he totaled 516 tackles and 16 sacks.

If Wilfork were to sign with the Texans, he would be reuniting with coach Bill O'Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. O'Brien and Crennel were coaches during his tenure with the Patriots and Vrabel was a teammate. 


Texans, Vince Wilfork both interested in possible contract


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) There is mutual interest between free-agent defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and the Texans, Wilfork's agent Kennard McGuire told Houston television station FOX 26. 

"One of the benefits from the organization's standpoint is that of familiarity," McGuire said. "Vince played with [linebackers coach Mike] Vrabel. He was coached by [Bill O'Brien] and [defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel].

"I think all of those elements are appealing to Vince. As he weighs all of the options I believe when that landscape is clear I'm hoping that he will look here."

O'Brien and Crennel were former Patriots coaches and Vrabel was a teammate of Wilfork's with New England. 

The Patriots declined to pick up Wilfork's option earlier this month. Wilfork has spent his entire career to this point in New England, totaling 516 tackles and 16 sacks. 


Report: Vince Wilfork has three offers on the table from AFC teams


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Former Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has three offers -- worth approximately $10 million over two years -- on the table from unnamed AFC teams, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel.

he Patriots declined Wilfork's option on March 5, making him a free agent as of Tuesday. The 33-year-old registered 516 combined tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and three interceptions through 11 seasons with the Patriots.

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Report: Patriots still in the mix for DT Vince Wilfork


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) The Patriots remain in the mix to sign defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, reports Comcast SportsNet Northeast on Wednesday.

The Patriots declined Wilfork's option on March 5, making him a free agent as of Tuesday. The 33-year-old registered 516 combined tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and three interceptions through 11 seasons with the Patriots.


Report: Texans trying to sign Vince Wilfork


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) The Texans are making an effort to sign former Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork

The Pats cut Wilfork on March 5, to save room under the salary cap. ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports that the Texans will make a run at the 33-year-old Wilfork. Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel worked with Wilfork when both were on the Patriots. 


Reports: Colts eyeing UM reunion with Johnson, Gore, Wilfork?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) It appears as if the Colts are on the verge of locking up former University of Miami wide receiver Andre Johnson and running back Frank Gore, according to Lance Zierlein of NFL Media on Tuesday.

Both players have ties with coach Chuck Pagano and associate coach Rob Chudzinski on the staff, dating back to their days at Miami. The Colts could also vie for nose tackle Vince Wilfork, who spent his collegiate days at Miami, according to the Tribune-Star.

Gore recently pulled back from a three-year free agent agreement with the Eagles after he was cut by San Francisco. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Gore backed out because was concerned with Chip Kelly's "overbearing approach." The 31-year-old rushed 1,106 yards on 255 carries and four touchdowns in 2014, adding 111 yards and one touchdown on 11 receptions.

Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Texans on Monday. He was the team's all-time leader in receptions (1,012), receiving yards (13,597) and receiving touchdowns (64). Last season he caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three touchdowns.

The Patriots declined Wilfork's team option on March 5, making him a free agent on Tuesday. Wilfork posted 47 tackles and one interception in 2014. He has registered 516 combined tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and three interceptions through 11 seasons with the Patriots.

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Patriots decline Vince Wilfork's team option; DT will become free agent


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Vince Wilfork, who won a championship once as a rookie and again in February, took to Twitter Thursday morning to announce that the Patriots will not pick up his two-year team option, which will make him a free agent when the league calendar opens on March 10. He was expected to count $8.9 million against the salary cap next season.

"One major injury -- lots of gas still left in the tank," Willfork said in a statement. "I will take my time to think things through..."

Wilfork posted 47 tackles and one interception in 2014. He has registered 516 combined tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, 12 fumble recoveries and three interceptions through 11 seasons with the Patriots.

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Vince Wilfork intends to return to the Patriots in 2015


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Vince Wilfork won another Super Bowl ring with the Patriots this year, but if he has any say in the matter, he doesn't plan to go out on top. 

The defensive tackle told Dale & Holley of WEEI radio in Boston that he plans to return for at least one more season with the team in 2015. 

"I'm already looking forward to next year to see if we can do it again," Wilfork told WEEI. "... I still have a lot of football in me." 

Wilfork added that he worked too hard to come back from an Achilles injury last year to retire so soon. 

Of course, there's no guarantee that the Patriots feel the same way. He's expected to count $8.9 million against the salary cap next season. 


Patriots' Vince Wilfork helps rescue motorist from overturned vehicle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) After helping New England to a 45-7 rout of the Colts in Sunday's AFC title game, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork apparently still had enough energy to help rescue a motorist from an overturned car. Massachusetts State Police said Wilfork helped them rescue a woman trapped in a car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium.

State troopers responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Route 1 in Foxborough, Mass., shortly before 1 a.m. ET. When they arrived on the scene, Wilfork was next to the vehicle checking on the driver, according to police.

The driver of the overturned vehicle, 38-year-old Mary Ellen Brooks, was unable to get out of her 2015 Jeep Wrangler. As police held open the driver's door, "Wilfork reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand," police said.

"I saw somebody that needed help, and I helped," Wilfork told reporters Monday, per the Boston Herald.

Police said Brooks was then placed under arrest after being helped from the vehicle and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.


If Pats rest starters, DT Vince Wilfork could lose $1.25M


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/24/2014) The Patriots have locked up homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. If coach Bill Belichick rests starters Sunday against the Bills, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork could lose $1.25 million, reports CSNNE.com.

Wilfork's contract has an escalator paying him $1.25 million if he plays 70 percent of the defensive snaps this season. He's played 74.1 percent so far but could fall below 70 percent if he sits out Week 17, the report said.

Wilfork has started every game this year, making 46 tackles and an interception.


Vance Wilfork has game-clinching interception


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was in the right place at not only the right time, but also the best possible time Week 3 against Oakland. With the Raiders on the verge of scoring a game-tying touchdown with about a minute to play in the fourth quarter, a pass intended for Denarius Moore was deflected off two Patriots defenders and into a diving Wilfork's arms for a game-clinching interception.

It was the third interception of Wilfork's career. The other two came in 2011. He finished Week 3 with three tackles, including one solo.


Vince Wilfork practicing without limitations


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/24/2014) Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who's coming back from a ruptured Achilles, looked good during the team's first practice and said he's working without restrictions.

"If I had limitations, I wouldn’t be practicing," Wilfork told the Boston Herald. "My job is to help my teammates the best way I can, whatever that may be. The only way for me to help my teammates is to be on the field and be healthy. Right now, I’m on the field and I’m healthy. If anything happens in the future, I can’t predict that. But right now my job is to help this team the best way I can and get better each day and that’s what I’m going to do."


Vince Wilfork 'moving well'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/12/2014) Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who is coming back from last year's ruptured Achilles, was able to take part in full-team workouts Thursday, reports ESPN.

The report says Wilfork "looks to be moving well, as we noticed him pushing off hard and exploding forward to put pressure on the left side of the offensive line." Wilfork didn't participate in the full practice, but it seemed like a significant step.

"Just seeing him back out there is a very, very big asset. It’s great," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "Having him in front of you is like a big force field, especially being a linebacker, but for the team as well."


Vince Wilfork able to work


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/6/2014) Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork participated in half of Thursday’s workout, a good sign as he comes back from a torn Achilles’ suffered last September, reports the Boston Globe. Wilfork is not participating in team drills but is expected to be ready for the season opener.

Dominique Easley a good pick for Pats, bad for Fantasy


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) Dominique Easley was an interesting choice by the Patriots, but Fantasy owners shouldn't be so piqued. For starters, Easley has torn each of his ACLs and is still recovering from one last September. If he's ready to start the season he'll still be behind veterans Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly on the depth chart and might not play much.

But the most important factor to Fantasy owners is the lack of stats that defensive tackles typically get. It would take a banner year from Easley to make an impact in Fantasy. Until things start to look like they're coming together for him, Fantasy owners shouldn't indulge. We'd pass on him in seasonal and long-term formats.

Patriots select Dominique Easley at No. 29


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/8/2014) With the No. 29 pick in the NFL Draft, the Patriots selected defensive tackle Dominique Easley from Florida.

Easley, who is 6-foot-2, 288 pounds, suffered two ACL tears in college. He came back from a left ACL tear in 2011, then blew out his right ACL last September.

When healthy, Easley has exceptional quickness, constantly playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage. He will provide the Patriots defense and Patriots DST with depth as a rotation player behind Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly.


Patriots work out new deal with Vince Wilfork


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/27/2014) The Patriots and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork agreed on a new three-year contract worth $22.5 million, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wilfork, who earlier cleaned out his locker in anger, tweeted he's closer to achieving his goal of retiring as a Patriot.

Wilfork was entering the final year of his deal and was upset the team asked him to rework the contract.


Report: Vince Wilfork cleared out locker


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/24/2014) After the Patriots asked him to restructure his contract, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork not only asked for his release, he cleaned out his locker and ripped off the name plate, reports the Boston Herald. Team owner Robert Kraft said Monday he still hopes both sides can figure out a way to keep Wilfork a Patriot in 2014.

Report: Vince Wilfork asks for his release


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/13/2014) Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, a 10-year veteran, has asked the Patriots for his release, sources told NFL Network. The big man played in only four games last season, missing the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles. He was scheduled to earn $7.5 million in 2014, the final year of his contract.

Patriots working on extension with Vince Wilfork


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/12/2014) The Patriots are trying to sign nose tackle Vince Wilfork to an extension that will lower his $11.6 million cap hit for 2014, reports NFL Network. The team is trying to clear enough space to sign cornerback Darrelle Revis, the report said.

Vince Wilfork status with Patriots still up in air


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) The status of Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has become quite cloudy. Recent contract talks have failed and speculation is that the team could even cut him if an agreement cannot be reached, according to ESPN.

The 325-pound Wilfork is due to earn $7.5 million in 2014, the final year of his deal. His salary cap charge is $11.6 million. He will also be 33 in November and is coming off a 2013 season that ended after four games due to a torn Achilles.