HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans General Manager Rick Smith spoke to the Houston media on Friday for his annual pre-draft press conference and addressed a variety of topics about the current roster and the Houston approach to the 2017 draft.
During the press conference he said he has not spoken to nose tackle Vince Wilfork about his future since the end of the season. Wilfork has played 13 seasons in the NFL with the last two as a Houston Texan.
The veteran said after the Texans divisional round loss to the Patriots in January that he would do his “due diligence” but that he had likely played in his final NFL game.
Smith doesn’t expect Wilfork to return.
“My expectation is that (Wilfork) is not playing anymore,” Smith said when asked about Wilfork’s status for next season.
Wilfork played 11 seasons with the Patriots and was part of two Super Bowl winning teams. He is a former all-pro and five time pro-bowler.
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