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Texans said to be courting Wilfork


Former offensive and defensive coordinators in New England are trying to lure a former Patriot to their new home in Houston.

Bill O'Brien, the Texans head coach, and his defensive coordinator, Romeo Crennel, are certainly familiar with Vince Wilfork, and vice versa. So, it's not at all surprising that Wilfork, a free agent after 11 seasons and two Super Bowl championships in New England, is now being targeted by Houston, according to media reports. Crennel was the Patriots DC when Wilfork was a rookie, and O'Brien an offensive assistant, including OC, for New England from 2007-11.

Wilfork announced last week that the Patriots informed him that they would not be picking up the option on the remaining two years of his contract, making him a free agent starting today.

Meanwhile, the Patriots reportedly extended tender offers to restricted free agents FB James Develin, DL Sealver Siliga, and LB James Morris. They declined to do so for WRs Brian Tyms and Greg Orton, making them free agents effective immediately.

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