Kevin Faulk at home with Pats

Free agent wasn't really interested in playing market

Updated: March 11, 2010, 8:18 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Kirby Wilson was there when Kevin Faulk walked through the doors at Foxboro Stadium for the first time.

"He was such a wide-eyed kid," recalled Wilson, the Patriots' running backs coach in Faulk's rookie season of 1999. "When I first met him the first thing you saw was a guy who was passionate about football. Some guys like football. Some guys want to make a living playing football. But with Kevin, there was passion -- for football and his family."

That double dose of passion probably ...

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