Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans: I’ll Take The Vince Wilfork Special


Specials aren’t offered everyday. Sometimes once a week, sometimes once a month, and if it’s a really special dish, it could be once a year.

The Houston Texans have a once-a-year special ready for them to order and they need to take advantage of the opportunity.

The New England Patriots and Wilfork seem to be in a contract dispute and Wilfork has asked for his release per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com

Wilfork was scheduled to make $7.5 million in base salary and would have had a $11.6 million cap hit on the Patriots cap. If the Patriots do release him – which they may because they need the cash to sign the rest of the NFL to contracts – then the Houston Texans need go all in for the services of Mr. Wilfork.

Romeo Crennel coached Wilfork during his rookie season in the NFL. Wilfork has had a successful career since then and a reunion between the two would makes a lot of sense from both sides. Here’s what Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com had to say about Wilfork.

He didn’t play for Crennel long, just in his rookie year, but Wilfork fits the mold perfectly. He’s a massive human being. A massive, but explosive two-gap nose tackle.

At 32-years old and coming off an achilles injury, Wilfork will likely have to sign a short term contract and prove he can still be amongst the best in the NFL. What better way to prove it than to be paired with the best in the NFL in J.J. WattAnd can you imagine what a D-Line of and Wilfork could do? And then you add Jadeveon Clowney too?!?

Okay, I won’t go that far yet, but Wilfork would certainly be a great fit in Houston and adding him would certainly help get more production out of the Texans front-seven than they did last season.

The Texans aren’t in the best cap situation and would likely have to finagle around to make it work. Signing him two a 2-year, $14 million deal with $8 million guaranteed makes sense to me. And I know a guy the Texans can cut to make it happen.

It’s worth it!

Other Texans Moves This Free Agency:

Owen Daniels released

Brice McCain released

Texans Non-Tender Three

Texans Re-Sign Garrett Graham

Other Texans Rumors:

Michael Vick Interest - Antonio Smith On His Way Out - Could Julian Edelman Come To Houston - The Latest Matt Schaub Rumors

Here’s a look at the Houston Texans Salary Cap and Free Agents:

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  • TexanHal

    Sign Mr. Wilfork. Trade Schaub to Oak for McGloin. Frees up Schaub’s contract and adds to cash for a solid big man to plug the middle. Draft Clowney #1 and a 2nd Round QB. Go Texans!

    • Yoni Pollak

      Would be okay with that. Thought not sure they need McGloin necessarily.