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Vince Wilfork Officially Announces Retirement

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The Texans’ nose tackle signs off in style.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Houston Texans at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans’ veteran nose tackle, Vince Wilfork, has been playing it coy all offseason about whether or not he would be hanging up his cleats. Today we finally got an answer about Big Vince’s status when he tweeted the following:

That, ladies and gents, is style in its purest form.

Since signing with the team in 2015 after years of success with the Patriots, Wilfork was a veteran mentor to quite a few of the Texans’ younger defensive linemen including D.J. Reader, who looks to be his successor. Wilfork was an anchor in the middle of the Texans’ defense averaging 50% of the total defensive snaps played during his two seasons in Houston.

Thus ends the career of one of the best NTs to ever play the game. What will you remember most fondly about Wilfork? Will it be the fact he didn’t bamboozle us like Ed Reed? Will it be his play on the Texans’ defensive line? Or will it be that time he wore dungarees to practice?

Let your feelings be known in the comments below.