Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com speculated last week that free agent Kevin Faulk would get another chance to make the Patriots’ roster, assuming Faulk had plans to keep playing at age 35. And Faulk does.
“That word [retirement] is not in my vocabulary right now,” Faulk told the Boston Herald on Sunday. “If it’s possible, if [the Patriots] allow me to, I’d like to play another season.”
Faulk tore the ACL in his right knee on September 20 of last season, doesn’t have a contract for 2011, and would enter a Patriots running back depth chart that is deeper than ever. They used second- and third-round picks on Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead are both expected back.
“People are telling me they drafted two running backs, but hey, I’ve never questioned anything the Patriots have done,” said Faulk. “That’s why they’re who they are.”
Faulk also says his ACL rehab is going smoothly.
“Right now, I’m doing everything,” he said. “Right now, I can’t complain. We’ll just see what happens when that time comes.”