Veteran running back Fred Taylor is scheduled to become a free-agent when there is a new collective bargaining agreement, and the feeling here is that it would be a surprise if he's back with the Patriots.
Taylor is still considering retirement, he tells Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, even though he thinks he has two good years left.
Taylor touched on a few different aspects of his time with the Patriots.
"The last two years I've had a great experience of being in New England, being with a great organization and learning what tradition is all about," he said.
There were times, however, when Taylor wondered why he wasn't playing more.
"I think I took my role, embraced it and made the most out of it and bought myself a few more years and still was able to perform at a decent level," he said. "I felt like when things weren't getting done that maybe I could've been the one in there. And that's every player. If you don't feel that itch, that desire, that passion of wanting to be out there, then you're just wasting your time. There were moments I definitely said, 'Well I'm not tired, I've recovered, I got my wind back, why ain't I in the game?"
FRED TAYLOR FILE
Seasons with Pats: 2
Rushing attempts: 106
Rushing yardage: 524
2009 snaps played: 12.1 percent
2010 snaps played: 6.7 percent