Free-agent running back Kevin Faulk said on Thursday that he has decided not to retire, and hopes that the New England Patriots will show interest in him returning for a 14th NFL season.

"I am training to come back to play," Faulk told reporters at a community appearance at Hasbro Children's Hospital. "But it's not up to me. It's up to the team and everything, but I am planning on coming back to play, so we'll see what happens."

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