Bill Belichick will always give his favorite players a chance to compete.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald notes that 13-year veteran running back Kevin Faulk was listed on the Patriots roster for the first time in training camp on Saturday.
Coming off a torn ACL, Faulk may have an uphill battle to make the team. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, two mid-round draft picks, and Sammy Morris are all in camp.
But Belichick knows anything can happen, and Faulk will get a spot on the roster if he can prove he still has it over the next month. If not, the Patriots will likely throw him a celebratory press conference with many kind words from Belichick for one of his favorite players ever.