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Vince Wilfork Still Leaning Toward Retirement

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As expected, the big man remains of the mind that his playing career is over.

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If this is it, thanks, Vince.
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In the immediate aftermath of the Texans’ season-ending loss to the eventual AFC Champion Patriots, Vince Wilfork opined that he was likely to end his playing career. It would seem having a few weeks to distance himself from the raw emotion hasn’t changed Wilfork’s thinking much, as he has reiterated that he’s probably played his last down of football.

"I had a great, wonderful career," Wilfork said at the George R. Brown Convention Center. "I'm at a point now where I think I've played my last game. I'm happy with that, if that's the case."

"I think I have, I think I have," Wilfork said when asked if he's played his last football game. "I've been away from the game about two weeks and the more and more I'm away from the game the more and more I'm starting to like life after football. It's not official yet, but I'm definitely leaning towards being retired.

"Probably in a couple more weeks I'll confirm it. It's hard to walk away from something that you really love. In watching the Super Bowl and coming here, I'm still eager. I want to play right now, but, at the same time, I really don't want to. It's not a decision I'm rushing to do. I'm going to take my time on it."

D.J. Reader, your time is (nearly) officially here.