Kevin Faulk retires after 13 years with Patriots

Associated Press Modified: October 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm •  Published: October 9, 2012
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"No matter what he was asked to do, nobody did it better than Kevin," Belichick said. "He always put the team first, he always worked hard. Nobody contributed more to the team winning than Kevin."

Faulk was, Belichick concluded, "the ultimate team player."

Kraft concurred.

"Kevin Faulk helped define the way an entire generation of Patriots fans have come to view and appreciate our brand of football," he said in a statement. "He worked so hard to get better every year. He was always one of the first to arrive in the building and among the last to leave.

"His work ethic, enthusiasm for the game and clutch performances, especially on third down, earned him the respect of his coaches, teammates and fans alike. He retires a Patriot whose career will always be celebrated for helping deliver three Super Bowl championships to New England."

Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch, linebacker Jerod Mayo and cornerback Devin McCourty attended the ceremony.

New England (3-2) will meet Seattle (3-2) on Sunday.

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