Vince Wilfork will "definitely" retire as a Patriot
Vince Wilfork has been mulling retirement for months now and still hasn't made a decision on it. However, there is one decision he has made - whenever he does hang it up, it's going to be with the Patriots.
“He’s definitely going to retire as a Patriot. That might be a one-day contract,” explained Reiss. “He’s going to be a Patriots’ Hall of Famer.”
Reiss was asked if he saw any way Wilfork re-signs with New England as a player, to which he said the chances of that are highly unlikely.
“If Alan Branch, Vincent Valentine or Malcom Brown go down, they’re going to need help in there. I can see [Bill Belichick] saying ‘maybe we can get something out of Vince.’ But it would take something like that for them to open the door, because part of the reason they didn’t re-sign him two years ago was they were probably thinking of moving forward,” said Reiss. “If there are injuries like that, it could happen. But I wouldn’t count on it.”
Wilfork was effective in a limited role with the Texans over the last two years. At 325 lbs, Wilfork can still be a serviceable run-stopper if his reps are limited, but the Patriots are largely set along the defensive line.
Still, it would be really cool to see Big Vince in a Patriots uniform one more time.