Wilfork: "off the charts" excited to be a Texan

For Vince Wilfork, choosing to sign with the Texans was an easy decision.

"It was like having a no-brainer when I figured that there might be a chance for me to leave New England," the defensive lineman said during a Thursday interview. "The first stop was Houston. And that was the last stop, because of all the connections."

The 12-year pro spent his first 11 seasons as a Patriot, but reeled off a list of connections from his

time in New England as a big reason he chose to head south. Relationships with head coach Bill O'Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel and quarterbacks coach George Godsey were all appealing. But he also said the chance to play with the greatest defender in the game, J.J. Watt, was a major factor as well.

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