The Patriots continued to lock up their own players Wednesday, coming to terms with unrestricted free agent RB Kevin Faulk, the team’s official Web site reported.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Faulk, selected in the second round of the 1999 draft, has spent every one of his 11 NFL seasons in New England. He has started 42 games during that time, including seven games in 2009. Still an effective third-down back and a dangerous threat out of the backfield, Faulk has recorded 16 touchdowns rushing and 15 receiving in his career.
Faulk is the fourth Patriots player to return to the team this offseason, following successful negotiations with DT Vince Wilfork, OL Stephen Neal and CB Leigh Bodden, who all signed long-terms deals with New England after free agency began March 5.