Texans' Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter video

Aug 09, 2017, 00:15
Texans' Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter video

Wilfork spent 11 seasons with the New England Patriots (where he won two Super Bowls) before moving to Houston. Wilfork also ranks 14th on the club's all-time tackles list, with 355 tackles in 158 games played.

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It also says there will be a Vince Wilfork farewell tailgate at a New England Patriots game on September 7 in Foxboro, Mass.

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That's the same night the defending-champion Patriots open the National Football League season against the Kansas City Chiefs. This is a guy who has accomplished as much as anyone on the field and who just wants to have fun without the rigors of the NFL. The defending Super Bowl champions open the season that Thursday night against Kansas City. He said earlier this summer he was contemplating retirement after the Texans declined to offer him a new contract. Wilfork's association with the overalls and no-shirt look dates back to the 2015 season Hard Knocks and the series fourth episode. He struggled to get off the field as one Patriots player after another came to wish him well.

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He finishes his career with 16 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, 24 pass breakups, three interceptions and five forced fumbles alongside 559 tackles. His final game was last January's playoff loss to the Pats in Foxboro.

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