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Sunday, January 16, 2011
RB Taylor undecided on future

By Mike Rodak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Inactive for Sunday's playoff loss to the Jets, Patriots running back Fred Taylor spoke to reporters after the game about his future.

"I think at this point I've got a million things floating through my brain," Taylor said. "It's kind of hard to comprehend. None of it's really clear."

The 13-year veteran had perhaps his least productive season of his career, rushing for 155 yards in seven games played.

"It's kind of hard to play the game you love so much with the limitations [I had] last year, with the ankle, and not being able to do the things I know I can do," Taylor said. "This year with the toes. It's real tough and frustrating."

"I just have to take some time to be realistic. I kind of know what my body's telling me, and what my family has been telling me," Taylor explained. "But I also know that this is what I've been programmed to do the majority of my life."

Taylor said he will consult with his family before making a decision his future.

"I'll probably just take some time, get the training this offseason," Taylor said. "The camaraderie - being around the guys, it's kind of hard to separate from that. I don't want to be too fast in figuring [it out]."