I doubt the Houston Texans are counting on Vince Wilfork to come back.
At the age of 35, free agent defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been pondering his NFL future this offseason
Wilfork has been going back and forth on whether he will retire or not after playing in the NFL for the past 13 years. The last two were with the Houston Texans.
Wilfork stated on Wednesday morning that he still doesn’t know what he’s going to do.
It sounds like Wilfork is keeping himself in shape.
Even if Wilfork decides to keep playing, it doesn’t mean it will be with the Texans. Which is probably why Houston selected former Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in this year’s NFL draft.
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If Wilfork does decide to keep playing, it will be interesting to see where he ends up. The question is, would he be a starter?
If Wilfork did re-sign with the Texans, I don’t believe he would start over D.J. Reader.
Given his age, Wilfork likely won’t be able to play the amount of snaps he has over the course of his career. He could be used as a situational player.
My guess right now is that like many players late in their careers, Wilfork doesn’t want to go through the rigors of training camp. I think he will end up signing with a team late in the preseason.