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News Blitz 3/17: Vince Wilfork to the Texans and more

Today’s News Blitz peruses the web for stories on Vince Wilfork signing with the Texans and New England’s ongoing work in free agency.

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 Boston Herald says Wilfork leaves New England “as a legend.” The *Herald *blog breaks down the details of Alan Branch’s new two-year deal with the Patriots.

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. wonders “What’s next?” after Wilfork's farewell. The site also notes the Newman visit. 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.

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