HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans have been working under the assumption that veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork will be retiring and not return for his third season in Houston.
Wilfork has played the last two seasons of his 11 year NFL career in Houston and despite comments after the Texans’ divisional round loss to the Patriots, he has not closed the book on playing completely.
Wilfork made the media rounds this morning promoting Kingsford and a campaign to make barbecue ribs America’s official food, he took football questions including addressing his potential retirement.
“Right now, I just want to make sure whatever decision I make sure whatever decision I make, I’m 100 percent confident in,” Wilfork told NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Wednesday. “Right now, the only thing I’m doing is enjoying the offseason like I normally do any other year. And I’m just taking my time with everything because I want to make the right decision.”
Wilfork is a free agent and wouldn’t necessarily be in the Texans’ plans with DJ Reader likely the starting nose tackle of the future, but Bill O’Brien enjoyed his veteran presence and if Wilfork decided to return in a reserve role, could find a spot on the Texans talented defensive line.
Wilfork also spoke with SiriusXM NFL Radio and praised the drafting of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The Texans begin OTA’s next week at the Methodist Training Center.
Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio