Faulk to announce retirement Tuesday

October, 8, 2012
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Free agent running back Kevin Faulk, who spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots, will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the team announced.

Faulk, 36, retires as the team's all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (12,349) and return yards (5,041). He was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

A winner of three Super Bowls with the Patriots, Faulk was not re-signed as a free agent this past offseason, but had held off retirement in hopes of eventually returning to the team. In February, he was inactive for the Patriots' loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick will speak at Faulk's retirement ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday in the Hall at Patriot Place at 10:30 a.m.

The event is open to the public. Those wishing to attend will have to pay an admission fee to the hall of fame, but half of all proceeds will be donated to a charity of Faulk's choosing.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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