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Breakfast: Horse racing, traveling, football


Horse racing, traveling, football.

Vince Wilfork is having a tremendous offseason.

On Saturday, his horse Great Minds placed first in the Texas Mile in Grand Prairie, Texas.

"It's exciting," Wilfork said Monday at the annual Texans Charity Golf Classic. "Anytime you win it's exciting. Now I got a horse racing and traveling and all that good stuff and at the same time getting ready for the upcoming season that we are all excited about."

He took some trips, including attending a wedding of good friend and former Patriots teammate, Aqib Talib.

He bought a new horse, named Elysea's World in March.

Meet Elysea's World hopefully some big things coming our way 🐎🐎🐎

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In between all that, Wilfork is training hard for his 13th season in the NFL.

Just a warm up ... 415# 5xs

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At 33 years old, the Texans veteran nose tackle says he feels good at this point in his career but it doesn't come without its share of work.

"You have tools and you have to be able to use them," Wilfork said. "I have a lot in my toolbox but you have to be able to stay sharp and stay focused. Keep your mind clear and take care of yourself, your body off the field and time now you're lifting, you're conditioning, taking care of the little things, strengthen little things, something you notice you might need a little extra work on, you do that now because once the season gets here, you won't have that time."

Wilfork and the Texans are currently in the second phase of the team's offseason workout program. Phase Two is a three-week period that includes on-field workouts with individual player instruction and drills. Coaches are allowed on the field, but no live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. Live OTAs, which are part of Phase Three, begin May 23.

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