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John P. Lopez, CBSHouston:
Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork most likely will not sign a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans, narrowing his choices to three teams — Indianapolis, New England and Baltimore, Sports Radio 610 has learned.

Wilfork and his wife visited Texans coaches and officials Sunday and Monday, with the Texans wooing him, but a deal could not be reached.

The list for Vince Wilfork's services has been cut to three teams. The Baltimore Ravens have a huge whole in their defensive line following the trade of DT Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions.



The Indianapolis Colts, who signed a pair of Wilfork's college teammates in Andre Johnson and Frank Gore, do not appear to be in the running, though. RB Frank Gore was able to convince Houston Texans' WR Andre Johnson to join him in Indianapolis. It appears Gore has not been to get Vince Wilfork to relocate to another Super Bowl contender.

Finally, the remaining team is the Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. The contract squabble this year is less acrimonious than last year. The two sides should be able to reach a common ground. Vince's old position has yet to filled, and the Patriots' defense could use his leadership up front while the secondary undergoes a major league makeover.

Jeff Howe, Boston Herald:
Wilfork released a long statement March 5 when he was informed the Patriots declined his option, but he never closed the door on a return. The Patriots, on the other hand, haven't even acknowledged the Wilfork transaction with a press release. There's a popular theory that they would have at least thanked him for his contributions if they were indeed done with him.

I agree that the Patriots and Vince Wilfork are destined to stay together. I am sticking with that theory.


Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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Paul Murphy 3/16/2015 02:10:00 PM Edit
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