The #Texans are making an effort to sign Vince Wilfork. Need a nose tackle, and he's very familiar with Romeo Crennel.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 10, 2015
We thought the team addressed the position for the first time in a very long time by trading up in the 2014 NFL Draft to select Louis Nix. Alas, Nix started training camp on the PUP List, had knee surgery, and firmly took up residence in Bill O'Brien's dog house before being sent to Injured Reserve in September. By any objective measure, Louis Nix's greatest contribution to the Texans has been through the majesty of song and not his contributions on the field.
Shortly after Nix was IR'd, the Texans signed Ryan Pickett, who immediately bolstered the middle of the Texans' run defense. Pickett, however, is a free agent and may choose to retire. Vince Wilfork, while not a spring chicken, is still a force and currently a free agent after the Patriots released him. The price would have to be right--and word is the Colts, flush with cap space, are interested in Wilfork as well, which means the Texans could easily find themselves outbid--but the idea of Wilfork plugging the middle of the Texans' defensive line is appealing, ain't it?
Or are you wary of Houston signing another decorated free agent in his mid-thirties who won a Super Bowl for an AFC rival?