Official website of the New England Patriots

live
Patriots Monday (WEEI Simulcast) Mon Nov 30 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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

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.

CSNNE.com wonders "What's next?" after Wilfork's farewell. The site also notes the Newman visit.

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.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Advertising