Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Kingsford Charcoal video

Vince Wilfork has posted another Kingsford Charcoal video. Also, he’s all done with football. 

Wilfork announced his retirement on Twitter Monday with a video of himself grilling in his signature overall look. He wiggles his butt, too. 

The 21st overall pick in the 2004 draft out of Miami, Wilfork spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls and being named to five Pro Bowls. The longtime defensive tackle was a first-team All-Pro in 2012 and a second-teamer in 2007, 2010 and 2011. He finished his career with two seasons in Houston. 

Perhaps fittingly, Wilfork’s final NFL game was played in New England, when the Patriots eliminated the Texans in the divisional round last postseason.

The Jaguars won three games last year. The Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl title. So, there’s plenty the Jags could learn from the Pats in their joint practices this week in Foxboro.


One thing Jacksonville safety Tashaun Gipson knows after Day 1. He’s facing the greatest quarterback of all time. And it’s a “blessing” to do so.

“After today, I don’t think he is one of the best, I think he is the best probably to ever play the game,” Gipson told Jacksonville TV station News 4 Jax of going against Tom Brady on Monday. “Tip my hat to him, but that can only make this young group develop and it is a beautiful thing to get three days of good work against him. It’s a blessing.”

Gipson, entering his sixth NFL season, heaped praise on the rest of the Pats organization, as well. 

“It’s always good to see these guys and see what it looks like. Every team in the NFL wants to have what they have here. You see it first-hand just the way that they operate, the way that they move. You kind of see why year in and year…

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