Free agent running back Kevin Faulk reiterated that he would like to return to the Patriots for a 14th season, but the ball is in the team’s court.
“I’m being patient, still working out, but at the same time, doing what I have to do to maintain me and my family,’’ Faulk said before teeing off at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation tournament on Monday.
Faulk tore his right ACL against the Jets in 2010 and began the 2011 season on the physically unable to perform list. He returned to the roster in late October and played in seven regular-season games, finishing with 17 carries and seven receptions, but has since acknowledged that he wasn’t at 100 percent physically.
The 36-year-old said he’s fully healthy now. However, Faulk said if New England does not bring him back, he will retire; he does not want to play for another team.