After a brilliant 13-year career in the National Football League, Vince Wilfork has chose to hang up his cleats.
It also says there will be a Vince Wilfork farewell tailgate at a New England Patriots game on September 7 in Foxboro, Mass. But it quickly shifts to Wilfork standing shirtless in overalls by a smoker, cooking meat and dancing. "Peace out! I'm out of here".
Former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend with a boost from an old nemesis. He had played the first 11 seasons of his career with the Patriots of New England. The nose tackle won the Super Bowl twice with the Patriots, and was selected for the Pro Bowl five times, according to the NFL. When the Patriots finally opted to let him go after the 2014 season, he signed with the Houston Texans, where he played for 2015 and 2016.
"Well y'all - it's been a great run, but the time has come", Wilford wrote on his personal Twitter account.
In the fourth game of the 2013 season, in Atlanta, Wilfork suffered the only major injury of his career, a ruptured Achilles.
Wilfork registered 370 solo tackles and 16 sacks in 189 games - all but 10 of them starts.
Wilfork, an avid fan of smokers and all things grill-related, has partnered with Kingsford for an endorsement deal.