Danny Woodhead successfully replaced Kevin Faulk during the 2010 season. The Patriots have since drafted Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley to bolster a position that also includes BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
That makes Faulk’s future with the team uncertain, but it appears he’ll get one more chance to make the team. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com writes that “it’s hard to imagine” Faulk won’t be re-signed when free agency opens.
Bolstering Faulk’s hopes: He appeared to be recovering nicely from ACL surgery at Patriots player-only workouts this week. Asked about his future, Faulk was succinct.
“I’m a free agent, but I’m a Patriot for life,” Faulk said.
Making the team’s regular season roster may still be a challenge, but it’s hard to bet against one of the signature players of the Bill Belichick era in Foxborough.