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Report: Colts Do Not Intend to Meet with Vince Wilfork

According to ESPN's Mike Wells, the Colts don't intend on having veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork in for a visit.

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Earlier today, we mentioned the report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly that said that the Colts were one of Vince Wilfork's top three targets, along with the Ravens and Texans.  Houston, however, is reportedly now out of the running for Wilfork, according to John P. Lopez of CBS Houston and Sports Radio 910, leaving it down to the Colts, Ravens, and Patriots.

But according to ESPN's Mike Wells, the Colts' interest might not be that great either.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For those asking about Vince Wilfork, I&#39;ve been told the Colts do not plan on meeting with him.</p>&mdash; Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) <a href="">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

So Wells says that the Colts are not expected to bring in Wilfork for a visit, indicating that they aren't too interested in the nose tackle and likely meaning that it's down to the Ravens and the Patriots for his services.

It doesn't make a ton of sense for the Colts to not plan on bringing Wilfork in for a visit, as they really need defensive line help - particularly at nose tackle - and Wilfork would definitely provide an upgrade.  He's not the player he once was, but he's still a good defender against the run and could really help to improve the Colts' run defense that, a year ago, was destroyed by the Patriots.

Of course, what this could indicate is that the Colts find Wilfork's price too high - which is the same reason that the Texans are reportedly out of the running.  It could be that the Colts know that Wilfork's asking price is too high and that they don't intend on bringing him in for a visit anyway, but I would find it somewhat hard to believe that his asking price is high enough that the Colts wouldn't even find it worthwhile to bring him in for a visit to try to negotiate.

Whatever the reason, it sounds like at this point the Colts aren't planning to bring Vince Wilfork in for a visit.  I don't necessarily get that decision, but it very well could mean that it's down to just the Ravens and the Patriots for the veteran nose tackle's services.