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Texans Vince Wilfork Considering Retirement at Season's End

Houston Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is considering retirement at the conclusion of the season.

Houston Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork dropped some interesting information today regarding his future with the team and his career. Wilfork’s two-year deal which he signed with the Texans after moving on from the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl win in 2015 will be expiring soon. Wilfork has been asked many times about his future and has always talked about his passion for the game. During the start of the week as the team is preparing for the Oakland Raiders in the wildcard matchup, Wilfork is thinking about hanging up his cleats. 

"I've been thinking about it," Wilfork said of retiring after this season. "I'm not saying I will do it, and I'm not saying that I won't do it. But it's definitely not off the table.”

Wilfork has had his best season with the Texans in 2016, appearing in all 16 games and tallying 21 total tackles from the nose tackle position. The anchor of the defense, the Texans had the #1 defense in the NFL for the first time in team history during 2016. 

"One thing I know is that I love this game. One of the hardest pills to swallow [is] to leave something that you love. It's tough. It's got to be tough. Because [it's not like] I'm not walking out banged out or I don't have nothing left in the tank," said Wilfork. 

Wilfork continued, "There's so many other things that I want to do, a lot of interests that I have outside of football, and I'm not getting any younger.”

Wilfork is one of the most decorated defensive players in NFL history and was called the best defensive tackle in history by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. With 2 Super Bowl rings, All-Pro selections, and Pro Bowl appearances, there is not much left for Wilfork to prove as a football player on the field. 

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