FOXBORO — When Fred Taylor arrived Wednesday morning for meetings, he found Kevin Faulk in his seat and ready to go — despite the fact Faulk had suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, and alread

Bill Belichick met with the media Wednesday and was asked about the loss of running back Kevin Faulk, who tore an ACL in his right knee during Sunday's defeat to the Jets and will miss the rest of the 2010 season.


FOXBORO -- In addition to Kevin Faulk, Terrence Wheatley and Nick Kaczur were missing from Patriots practice on Wednesday as the Patriots began on-field preparations for the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 


Wheatley has been rehabbing a foot injury while Kaczur is still nursing a back injury. The team practiced in full pads on the upper practice fields outside Gillette Stadium. 


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FOXBORO — Gillette and The Kraft Group today announced an extension to their partnership that includes exclusive naming and sponsorship rights of Gillette Stadium through the 2031 football season.

FOXBORO -- An emotional Kevin Faulk acknowledged that his season is over after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Sunday's loss at the Meadowlands. 


Faulk was injured in the fourth quarter when he was pushed out of bounds by Drew Coleman of the Jets. He did not return to the game. Faulk said he will let the swelling go down on his injured right knee and then have surgery in about a month. 


ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the top stories around the league. Hoge said Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserve credit for getting what he has out of the defense with only one "difference-maker" in Vince Wilfork. "What he's doing with these young guys for the most part is excellent coaching," Hoge said. "Does it mean they're a great defense? No. But you can see them getting better every week."


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FOXBORO -- Kevin Faulk is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve after tearing the ACL in his knee on Sunday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 


Faulk suffered the injured when he was pushed out of bounds by Drew Coleman in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Jets and did not return. 


An announcement is expected from head coach Bill Belichick shortly during his weekly Wednesday media briefing at Gillette Stadium. 


Braylon Edwards was not alone in his car when he was pulled over Tuesday morning in Manhattan and later arrested for driving while intoxicated.


Several reports have indicated that fellow Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Vernon Gholston were also in Edwards' Range Rover at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday when officers pulled the car over. The officers detected a strong smell of alcohol and noticed that Edwards had bloodshot eyes, according to police reports.


A league source has confirmed to that Patriots running back Kevin Faulk has a torn ACL in his right knee.


Faulk injured the knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jets. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes after the injury but was able to walk off the field. He did not speak to the media after the game, but was quite emotional in the locker room, hugging several players and a member of the training staff before leaving the Meadowlands.