John McClain of the Houston Chronicle suggests the Texans a potential fit for former Patriots DL Vince Wilfork.
McClain mentions that this would allow Wilfork to reunite with his former defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who Wilfork is reportedly close to.
According to McClain, Wilfork’s asking price could still be an issue, but it’s at least something to keep an eye on in the coming days.
New England elected to not pick up the two-year team option included in his contract, which means he’ll get an opportunity to test the free agent market next week.
Some have speculated that other 3-4 base defense teams like the Colts, Packers, and/or Ravens could have interest in Wilfork as well. A return to the Patriots could still be an option, depending on the level of interest he finds in the next few weeks.
Wilfork, 33, appeared in 16 games and recorded 47 tackles, one interception and two pass defenses for New England. Pro Football Focus has Wilfork rated as the No. 13 defensive end in a 3-4 system.