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Boston Herald Mar 24, 2015
Patriots vulnerable now? Other coaches don’t see that

Patriots vulnerable now? Other coaches don’t see that

PHOENIX — As we’ve seen, the fallout from free agency has left the Super Bowl champion Patriots to deal with significant turnover.While club owner Robert Kraft boasted Monday about having 18 starters returning, his championship defense will no longer have Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork, Brandon Browner and Akeem Ayers. The offense will also be without all-purpose back Shane Vereen.Those players alone represented five key components in the ride to a fourth Super Bowl title.

Losing Vince Wilfork 'one of hardest things'

PHOENIX -- At the end of warm-ups before each New England Patriots game, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork would pass by owner Robert Kraft and kiss him on the cheek, which was a sign of the connection between them. With Wilfork signing a two-year, $9 million contract with the Texans last week, Kraft reflected on that turn of events. “That was one of the toughest things. It was harder than anything else [this offseason]," he said. "He’s someone we watched come in here; I developed a very strong personal tie to him.
Boston Herald Mar 23, 2015
O’Brien excited by reunion with Vince

O’Brien excited by reunion with Vince

PHOENIX — Talking with Houston coach Bill O’Brien yesterday, you almost got the feeling he had won the lottery.The topic was Vince Wilfork, a player he considers a significant free agent pickup for the Texans. In fact, one Houston paper referred to Wilfork as the “most important free agent in franchise history.”
Houston Chronicle Mar 22, 2015

Soft heart inside the mountain of a man that is Texans’ Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork hands the phone to his wife. A child’s voice echoes in the background. Vince becomes a dad again. Bianca finishes where her husband left off. Who is Vince, the Texans’ biggest 2015 offseason signing and potential most important free agent in franchise history? What is at the heart of a 6-2, 325 pound-plus […]

NFL Sunday - "The Offseason Edition" with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price (Hour #2) 3-22-15

Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
Pats Pulpit Mar 21, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Mock Drafts and Discussions Thread

The draft is around the corner so we're opening up a new draft discussion thread for your collaboration! We threw together a poll to ask you what you thought the New England Patriots biggest draft need should be, and over 1,000 of you responded. There are three clear needs and it only makes sense based upon the roster turnover. Of the Patriots starting 22, only four players are no longer on the roster: Cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner Defensive Interior Vince Wilfork Offensive Interior Dan Connolly While Connolly remains a candidate to return, it's clear that most believe...
Patriots Gab Mar 19, 2015

Thank You Vince Wilfork

  Vince Wilfork’s days as a member of the New England Patriots are done, but he won’t be forgotten by the fan base of the four time Super Bowl Championship organization. Wilfork signed with the Texans last week, and I couldn’t think of a better fit for him, outside of New England. He will be on […]
Battle Red Blog Mar 18, 2015

What Single Member Of The Houston Texans, Past Or Present, Best Symbolizes The Organization?

With the NFL offseason comes plenty of time to ask the big questions in life. If they happen to generate content and discussion on this Houston Texans fan site, all the better! Today we ask who best symbolizes the Texans. Your Houston Texans are likely not through with all their free agency transactions, but we are probably past the days of Vince Wilfork and Cecil Shorts III choosing to come to Houston within hours of each other. Such is the life and news cycle of NFL free agency. That doesn't mean we don't have plenty of things to talk about. In fact, we'll be asking all sorts of...
Stampede Blue Mar 18, 2015

Report: Colts "Were Never in the Running" for Vince Wilfork

According to ESPN's Mike Wells, the Colts "were never in the running" for Vince Wilfork. The reason why? They like the talent they already have along the defensive line. On Monday, we mentioned how the Colts were reportedly one of the top three choices for veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork, but he ended up signing with the division rival Houston Texans. Today, however, ESPN's Mike Wells reported that, "the Colts were never in the running for Wilfork."  And here's what Wells says was the reason why: "because they're optimistic about Josh Chapman, Montori Hughes, Zach Kerr and Kelcy...
The Phinsider Mar 18, 2015

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing. AFC EAST: New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit) Vince Wilfork: Requiem For a War Daddy - Pats PulpitVince Wilfork ends his career in New England in the only way he could: on his own terms. New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation) Jets Worked Out Josh Freeman Last Week - Gang Green NationThe Jets gave former Buccaneers, Vikings, and (briefly) Giants quarterback Josh Freeman a workout last week. Josh Freeman had recent workout with Jets. I'm told he did well. Several...
Battle Red Blog Mar 17, 2015

Vince Wilfork Speaks About Joining The Houston Texans, Leaving New England Patriots

One of the Texans' biggest (literally and figuratively) free agent signings opens up about he feels about signing with the Texans and leaving the place he played his first 11 years in the NFL. In the aftermath of his decision to sign with the Houston Texans yesterday, Vince Wilfork spoke a bit about his history with current members of the Texans' coaching staff, the excitement of playing with J.J. Watt, and his goals going forward for his new team. (on signing with the Houston Texans) "Me and my family, we’re excited to be here in Houston and playing as a Houston Texan. My goal is to...
Boston Globe Mar 17, 2015

Tom Brady Shares Heartfelt Goodbye to Vince Wilfork on Facebook

It's getting a little dusty over here on Morrissey Boulevard. Tom Brady took to Facebook to say goodbye to his longtime friend and teammate Vince Wilfork today.

Tom Brady's message to Vince Wilfork

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a farewell message to Vince Wilfork on Facebook, and it included a humorous touch. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by Tom Brady.
Battle Red Blog Mar 17, 2015

2015 NFL Free Agency/Houston Texans Rumor Tracker (Part X): Who's Next?

Cap wizard Chris Olsen has finally abandoned the poor salary cap behavior of seasons past, and brought us a veteran fluffy fat man in Vince Wilfork and a 2 wide receiver in Cecil Shorts III. But we BRBers aren't satisfied and still have more hopes and desires for him to magically fit under our cap. Who else might come? How can we afford him? In the past 24 hours, long-time Patriot Vince Wilfork has joined the team, speaking of his interest in playing with J.J., J-Jo, Cush and Clowney. His addition should help Louis Nix III develop into our fluffy fat man in the middle of the future....
Pats Pulpit Mar 17, 2015

New England Patriots Links 3/17/15 - Defense Will Have Different Look in Post-Wilfork Era

Daily news and links for 3/17/15 TEAM TALK Statement from Bill Belichick on Vince Wilfork. Patriots sign veteran TE Scott Chandler. Patriots 2015 Mock Draft Tracker. Patriots Today - One-on-one with TE Scott Chandler. (1.42 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Christopher Price explores what the Patriots defense will look like in the post-Wilfork era, and who will pick up his mantle of leadership. Tom E. Curran wonders if Vince Wilfork's departure means the Patriots are moving away from space-eaters and becoming more quick and mobile up front. Mike Reiss offers some thoughts on Vince Wilfork...

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