In an offseason where the New England Patriots have added a lot of pieces to their team, they lost one of their own. Veteran running back Fred Taylor will call it a career on Friday, as he plans to retire from the NFL after 13 years in the league.
Taylor spent his final two years in the NFL with the Patriots after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars just prior to the 2009-2010 season. During his time in New England, Taylor totaled 424 rushing yards and four touchdowns in during his two seasons. Taylor's 2010 campaign was limited due to injuries.
During his time with the Jaguars, Taylor amassed 11,271 total rushing yards and 62 touchdowns in 11 seasons with Jacksonville. Taylor's only pro bowl came in 2007, when he rushed for 1,202 yards and five touchdowns. Taylor plans to sign a one-day contract with Jacksonville on Friday before officially retiring.