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Vince Wilfork taking visit with the Houston Texans

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It's been a fairly average off-season for the Houston Texans so far in free agency.

Andre Johnson leaving the franchise has dominated the headlines, and probably with good reason seeing as the wide receiver was the embodiment of the Texans alongside J.J Watt. But the Texans have managed to bring in quarterback Brian Hoyer and Rahim Moore from the Browns and Broncos respectively. 

Well that 'In' section could be set to get a whole lot bigger, with the news that Vince Wilfork is visiting the Texans with the potential of signing for the AFC South side.

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According to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are just one of the sides chasing the star defensive tackle, but they've gotten in that important first visit which could lead to Wilfork making a decision before he carries out any more visits.

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Wilfork is one of the best free agents left on the market still after that week of madness that we had last week. The veteran lineman is taking his time on a decision and at this stage of his career, when his next deal could ultimately be his last, he has absolutely no reason to rush into any decision.

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If Wilfork signs with the Texans, he’ll be reunited with defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who also coached him during his time at New England when Wilfork was just a rookie.

Coach Bill O’Brien and quarterbacks coach George Godsey were assistants with the Patriots when Wilfork played for them. Linebackers coach Mike Vrabel was Wilfork’s teammate with the Patriots for five seasons.

Wilfork was drafted by the Patriots in the 1st round of the 2004 draft with the 21st overall pick. He played his college ball at the University of Miami where he was a part of that 'U' side that is considered by many to be the greatest team in college football history.

Wilfork's career with the Patriots was a massive success. In his 11 years in Foxboro, the big nose tackle won two Super Bowl's, was named to five Pro-Bowls, was a one-time first team All-Pro and was a second-team All-Pro on four occasions.

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