Faulk not expecting team decision soon

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Free-agent running back Kevin Faulk, who announced his intention to return for a 14th NFL season last week, told ESPNBoston.com on Saturday night that he is not expecting a decision from the Patriots on his future soon.

Faulk said that he is not working out at Gillette Stadium for the first time in his 13-year career with the Patriots -- even though unsigned unrestricted free agents are allowed to participate in their former team's offseason conditioning program under the rules of the CBA.

The Patriots worked out free agent running backs Tim Hightower and Ryan Grant on Friday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, while other reports had former Colts running back Joseph Addai visiting Foxborough in recent days.

With Danny Woodhead and 2010 draft selections Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen the only running backs under contract, Faulk said that he expects the Patriots to take a wait-and-see approach about him re-joining the team for this season.

Faulk was a celebrity judge for the Fraternal Order of Police Bay State Lodge No. 30's third annual Wing Fling in Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday night.