Texans Add Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork


The Houston Texans didn’t stop at adding receiving help with Cecil Shorts III, they also landed one of the biggest names in free agency by signing nose tackle Vince Wilfork to a two-year deal.

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Wilfork has been linked to the Texans since free agency began because of his relationship with defensive coordinator Romeo Crennell. The two worked together in New England, and the familiarity no doubt helped lure the 325 pound tackle to Houston.

Vince announced on twitter that he would become a Texan while also thanking the Patriots for his previous 11 seasons with the club.

The Texans will now be able to boast a defense that includes defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and now Wilfork. The veteran will also serve as a great mentor for second year nose tackle Louis Nix III after his rough rookie season.

Wilfork is on the back end of his career, but the 33-year old still recorded 47 tackles in 2014 after recovering from a torn Achilles. He should be a very good addition to the Houston defense.

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