Patriots RB Kevin Faulk
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have re-signed unrestricted free agent running back Kevin Faulk. Terms of the contract were not announced.
Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999 as a second-round pick (46th overall) out of LSU. He is the Patriots all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,140) and kickoff return yards (4,098) and is the Patriots' all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,031 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 933 punt return yards).
He ranks fifth in Patriots history in rushing yards (3,505), fourth in receptions (418), eighth in pass receiving yards (3,605) and sixth in total punt return yards (932). Faulk recorded the longest non-touchdown kickoff return in team history when he covered 95 yards on a return against the New York Jets (11/15/99).
For his career, he has played in 152 games and has accumulated 3,505 yards rushing on 839 attempts for a 4.2-yard average with 16 touchdowns, caught 418 passes for 3,605 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, returned 181 kicks for 4,098 yards and two touchdowns and returned 99 punts for 932 yards. He is one of just six NFL players this decade to total 3,000 rushing yards and 3,000 receiving yards (Tiki Barber, Brian Westbrook, Marshall Faulk, Michael Pittman and LaDanian Tomlinson).
Faulk is the Patriots' all-time leader in receptions by a running back, totaling 418 career receptions. He is the 26th running back in NFL history to reach 400 receptions and his 3,605 receiving yards are third among active NFL running backs.
Last season, Faulk played in 15 games with seven starts and finished with 335 rushing yards on 62 attempts with two touchdowns for a 5.4-yard per carry average, caught 37 passes for 301 yards and one touchdown, returned six kicks for 144 yards and returned five punts for 31 yards.