Kevin Faulk held out hope this offseason that the Patriots would call him back for one more season, but it seems he’s decided it is time to move on.
Something about Stevan Ridley rushing for 256 yards in the last two weeks makes it seem like that’s a wise decision.
The Patriots announced Monday that Faulk will make his retirement official on Tuesday. He gave a sneak preview of the kind of sentiment that will be on display as Faulk puts a lid on a 13-year NFL career.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it tomorrow. It’s a chance to say thanks to the fans and teammates and coaches,” Faulk said, via Chrisopher Price of WEEI. “It’s been a wonderful experience to play for the Patriots. Of course, it was a difficult decision, but it wasn’t something that was difficult because I knew this day was coming.”
Faulk retires as the Patriots’ all-time leader in kickoff return yards, all-purpose yards and receptions by a running back with 431. He also won three Super Bowl rings with the team.