Free agent DT Vince Wilfork mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Wednesday that he’s not ready to commit to being retired.
“Right now I am not retired,” Wilfork said. “I’m not saying I’m retired. It’s something I want to make sure I’m 100 percent certain about.”
Wilfork also explained that he didn’t want to say he’s done during an appearance on “Good Morning Football.”
“Right now, I just want to make sure whatever decision I make sure whatever decision I make, I’m 100 percent confident in,” Wilfork said. “And right now, the only thing I’m doing is enjoying the offseason like I normally do any other year. And I’m just taking my time with everything because I want to make the right decision.“
Wilfork has been waffling about retirement since January but it sounds like if the right opportunity were to be available, he’d at least consider it.
Wilfork, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2004. After 11 years in New England Wilfork signed on with the Texans in 2015. He played out the final year of his two-year, $9 million contract and would be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2016, Wilfork appeared in 15 games for the Texans and recorded 21 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 98 interior defensive lineman out of 123 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Wilfork possibly retiring as the news is available.