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Patriots set to honor former standout Kevin Faulk

FOXBOROUGH — Kevin Faulk, who in his 13 seasons with the Patriots epitomized what it meant to be a third-down back, will announce his retirement Tuesday morning.

Faulk, 36, who was drafted in the second round in 1999 after setting numerous rushing and all-purpose yardage records at Louisiana State, played 161 games for the Patriots and scored 31 touchdowns (16 rushing, 15 receiving).

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