While the writing was on the wall – or actually on Twitter – the finality of Vince Wilfork's departure from the Patriots came to fruition on Monday as the Pro Bowl nose tackle announced once again via the social media platform that he was officially taking his talents to the Texans.
Not surprisingly, news of Wilfork's landing in Houston dominates the New England news cycle today, including Bill Belichick gushing praise for his pride defensive line pupil.
The Boston Globe looks at Wilfork reuniting with familiar faces like Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, defensive coordinator Vince Wilfork and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. The Globe notebook highlights the surprise retirement of 49ers second-year linebacker Chris Borland.
The Providence Journal not only has Wilfork's departure, but also dives into what his exit leaves on the New England defensive tackle depth chart.
ESPNBoston.com culls together some of Wilfork's comments upon landing in Texas. Mike Reiss gathers his thoughts after watching a future Patriots Hall of Famer leave town. The site also looks at Foxborough free agent visits with Terence Newman and Stevie Johnson.
WEEI.com passes along Julian Edelman doing impressions of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady on the Rich Eisen Show. WEEI.com's Chris Price ponders the Patriots defense in the post-Wilfork era.
NFL.com has Stevie Johnson choosing the Chargers over the Patriots. The site also reveals Charley Casserly's mock draft curiously landing Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon in New England with the No. 32 selection.