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75 Vince Wilfork NT

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Texans DT Vince Wilfork to push everyone to raise performance
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

After spending 11 seasons with the Patriots, Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is ready to put pressure on his new teammates and coaches to raise their performance levels, according to the team's official website.

"You have to put pressure on each individual, and that’s what I’m going to do," Wilfork said. "I’m going to put pressure on everybody. Not just myself. Not just the older guys. Not just J.J. (Watt). The quarterback. The coaches. No. It’s everybody."

"I’m not a rah-rah guy," Wilfork said. "And that’s one of the things that they’ll get to know quick. I love to have fun. I have the passion. I love the game. But if I need to say something, I will say something."

Entering his 12th season, the five-time All-Pro selection has recorded 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

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Texans DT Vince Wilfork, DE J.J. Watt excited to work together
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

After being signed by the Texans this offseason, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is excited to be a part of a defensive line that includes J.J. Watt, reports ESPN. Watt told Wilfork that he is excited, as well.

"Yeah, we talked since I signed," Wilfork said in an interview. "He’s probably more excited than I am. But little does he know, I’m very excited to come down here."

Although the Texans will rely on Wilfork to be one of the leaders on the defense, he isn't going to try to change anything about Watt.

"My goal is to let J.J. be J.J.," Wilfork said. "I’m pretty sure the coaching staff is going to feel the same way, when you have a guy that dynamic. You can’t ask him to change anything. He’s been a beast, and hopefully he’ll continue to be that beast and I’m looking forward to it."

Over his 11-year career, the 33-year-old has compiled 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

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Vince Wilfork to get $5 million guaranteed from Texans
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's two-year contract with the Texans is worth $9 million, including $5 million guaranteed, reports the Houston Chronicle. Wilfork spent his first 11 seasons with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls.

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DT Vince Wilfork says he's signing with Texans
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Former Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork announced on Twitter that he's signing with the Texans. "This has been an interesting process for me and my family, one we have taken very seriously and given a lot of thought," Wilfork wrote.

"We want to thank the Kraft family and the entire Patriots organization for the last 11 years, however we will be starting a new chapter in our lives as Houston Texans," he continued. "The coaching staff in Houston has made this new exciting transition feel like home to us. We will forever be Patriots in our hearts. Thank you everyone for everything."

Wilfork, 33, has spent his entire career in New England. The Pats declined his option, making him a free agent.

He's played a full 16 games in four of the past five seasons and has 516 career tackles to go with 16 sacks. Wilfork is reuniting with Texans coach Bill O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who formerly coached in New England.

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Report: NT Vince Wilfork is in Houston meeting with the Texans
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Free-agent nose tackle Vince Wilfork is in Houston to meet with the Texans, according to the Houston Chronicle

Wilfork's agent Kennard McGuire lives in Houston and has said in the past week that he's hopeful Wilfork will join the Texans. Wilfork and McGuire are close friends. 

Before the Patriots declined the option on his contract, Wilfork had spent his entire 11-year career with the Patriots. In New England, he totaled 516 tackles and 16 sacks.

If Wilfork were to sign with the Texans, he would be reuniting with coach Bill O'Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. O'Brien and Crennel were coaches during his tenure with the Patriots and Vrabel was a teammate. 

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004New England Patriots164227.0152000.0003
2005New England Patriots165440.0140.5000.0001
2006New England Patriots135040.0101000.0001
2007New England Patriots164836.0122000.0002
2008New England Patriots166645.0212000.0001
2009New England Patriots134331.0120000.0002
2010New England Patriots165746.0112000.0002
2011New England Patriots165229.0233.524723.52805
2012New England Patriots164829.0193000.0006
2013New England Patriots494.050000.0000
2014New England Patriots164724.0230111.0102
2015Houston Texans1092.070000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004New England Patriots1600002020
2005New England Patriots1600001010
2006New England Patriots1300001010
2007New England Patriots1600001010
2008New England Patriots1600000000
2009New England Patriots1300100000
2010New England Patriots1600001010
2011New England Patriots1600102021
2012New England Patriots1600204240
2013New England Patriots400000000
2014New England Patriots1600000000
2015Houston Texans1000000000
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