It was really just formality by Wednesday afternoon, but the Patriots officially announced that running back Kevin Faulk was been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. The team only specified that Faulk has a "knee injury."
Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999 as a second-round pick (46th overall) out of LSU. He is the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,247) and kickoff return yards (4,098) as well as the franchise's all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,030 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 932 punt return yards).
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