Vince Wilfork apparently announces retirement in a ribs commercial

Miami football: Vince Wilfork apparently announces retirement in a ribs commercial

He was named to five Pro Bowls and helped the Patriots win two Super Bowls.

Vince Wilfork announced his retirement the same way he did everything during his 13-year career: in large scale.

Fans on Twitter were quick to thank Wilfork for his efforts on the field, and wish him luck in retirement. In the four games with Wilfork, New England allowed 105 rushing yards per game; in the 12 games without him, it gave up 178.8. A mammoth of a man at 6-feet-2 inches and weighing over 325 pounds, Wilfork was deceptively quick for someone his size coming off the line of scrimmage.

Apparently, it's "no more cleats" and "moving on to smoked meats" for Vince, who seems to be keeping his Kingsford charcoal sponsorship.

Vince Wilfork said a few months back that he was unsure if he wanted to play in the National Football League in 2017, but he has officially made up his mind.

"It's been a great run, but the time has come", the 2004 draft pick tweeted on Monday.

With the Houston Texans the last three seasons, Vince Wilfork was a captain and a vocal leader for one of the best defenses in the NFL. Peace out! I'm out of here.

It also says there will be a Vince Wilfork farewell tailgate at a New England Patriots game on September 7 in Foxboro, Mass. "I'll be back, but not on that field".

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