Kevin Faulk Enjoying Different Type of Fun During 13th Season With Patriots

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Kevin Faulk Enjoying Different Type of Fun During 13th Season With PatriotsFOXBORO, Mass. — It’s been a unique season for veteran running back Kevin Faulk, but he’s still having a fun time in his 13th year with the Patriots.

“[It’s been] fun in a different way,” Faulk said. “Fun in the aspect of learning different ways in the game of football outside of playing it.”

Faulk returned after suffering a torn ACL in 2010 — the worst injury of his playing career — and he’s been an integral leader behind the scenes, even while starting the year on the physically unable to perform list.

Aside from a 2010 season that was cut short in Week 2, Faulk has had career lows this year with 17 carries for 57 yards and seven receptions for 34 yards. But he has appreciated his chance to give it another go, especially while helping along the four younger running backs on the roster.

Faulk is just happy to be on the field on a daily basis.

“The main thing for me after I got injured was I just want to play football again,” Faulk said. “It didn’t really matter at what level or how much. My wife told me, ‘You’re playing football again, play football because of you.'”

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