FOXBOROUGH (CBS) – The New England Patriots announced Saturday they had activated RB Kevin Faulk to the 53-man roster.
The 35-year-old Faulk had been on the reserve/physically unable to perform list since September 3.
Faulk is the longest tenured Patriot on the roster, entering his 13th season.
Last season, Faulk played in just two games because of an injury. He had eight rushing attempts for 45 yards and caught six passes for 62 yards.
Faulk, 5-8, 202 pounds, 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) and is the Patriots’ all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,030 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 932 punt return yards).
The Pats also activated DL Brandon Deaderick, while placing rookie CB Ras-I Dolwing on injured reserve with a hip injury.