Vince Wilfork, playing more than ever, just wants to be on the field

Patriots NT Vince Wilfork [stats] and his line received some reinforcements at practice this week, with DE Brandon Deaderick and DT Ron Brace joining the workouts after being on the PUP list. No one is sure whether they'll be activated, though.

"Whoever Bill (Belichick) puts out there, we have confidence in," Wilfork said. "That's how it's going to be."

But considering Wilfork has played about 80 percent of the snaps this year, more than ever, I wondered if he'd welcome a break. Turns out... not so much.

"I don't know, I always want to be on the field," Wilfork responded. "No matter how you slice it. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't, depending on how many snaps I've been out there or how I'm feeling at the time. That's why I always work hard toward conditioning. Being a big guy, playing a lot of snaps, you really don't see that around the league anymore. Because you have guys that come in and give guys breaks at times. But I'm the type of person, I'm going to do whatever I can to stay on the field, because I want to be on the field. I want to be out there in every situation. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it don't. But I'm prepared for it. I love to play. I love to play because if I'm on the field, I feel like there's a better chance to help my teammates. And when I'm off the field, the guy who's in for me, I'm confident he can do his job. But I always want to be on the field. I'll play both ways if you let me. But I don't think that'll last too long at this level."

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