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Vince Wilfork feeling ‘fine’, excited about direction of Patriots’ defense

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FOXBOROUGH — He’s played in every game since the start of the 2010 season, has missed just six out of 147 games in his 10-year career, and in the last few years has played a high number of snaps for a defensive tackle.

So when Vince Wilfork shows up on the injury report, even when it looks like it’s minor, it’s news.

The cocaptain appeared on the Patriots’ first report of the week on Wednesday, listed as a full participant with a foot injury; he was listed on Thursday as well.

Despite his status, during a long chat with reporters after practice, Wilfork declared himself to be “fine” physically.

He later said he is “excited” with where the defense is, while also noting that the unit isn’t where it needs to be.

“But we’re going,” he said. “We’ve moving forward.”

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