Running back Kevin Faulk said recently that he’d like to return for a 14th NFL season, but only if he plays for the Patriots.
He’s not expecting to find out if that will happen anytime soon, however. Faulk told Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com that he expects the Patriots to take a wait-and-see approach in regards to another season for the longtime member of the team. Until then, Faulk is not working out at Gillette Stadium — even though unsigned free agents can work out with their previous teams.
The Patriots had veteran backs Joseph Addai, Ryan Grant and Tim Hightower in for workouts this week as they check out possible additions to their backfield. Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley are the running backs currently under contract in New England. If the Pats pass on those three vets and come out of the draft without any backs, the chances of a Faulk return would likely increase.
If Faulk doesn’t return, it would make two three-time Super Bowl champs (Matt Light’s the other one) to leave the team this offseason.