The news surrounding Kevin Faulk on Tuesday is ... no news.
Faulk left Sunday's loss to the Jets after suffering an undisclosed injury on what appeared to be a routine tackle, and on Monday, Bill Belichick reported that the running back was undergoing "tests."
While there's still no official word from the team, things aren't looking good.
"They're still working on it," Belichick said. "I think part of it is how things come around in the next day or so. We're not even 48 hours out yet. We'll see how things go in the next day or so and based on how that is, then make a decision at that point."
The "decision" Belichick is referring to is whether or not Faulk will be able to go this week, but the fear remains that he'll be placed on the season-ended injured reserve list.
With Laurence Maroney now in Denver, a Faulk injury would leave the Patriots with Fred Taylor, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Sammy Morris and recently signed Danny Woodhead, who made suddenly be thrust into a more involved role.
"We'll start working with him this week and see what type of progress we make," director of player personnel Nick Caserio said a minute or so ago. "He was a really productive player, albeit at a (lesser) level of competition (in college), but his production was astronomical. Typically with smaller-school players, you'd like to see them produce at a very high level and he did that at Chadron State."