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Dan Connolly

Dan Connolly - #63 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 310 lbs.
Birthday 09/02/1982
Birthplace St. Louis, MO
College Southeast Missouri State
Years played 8

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills are counting on Shawne Merriman to regain the pass-rushing effectiveness that made him so feared when he was in San Diego. PFW looks inside the AFC East clubs.

Report: Patriots to host WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have scheduled a workout with veteran WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Patriots sign LB Koutouvides

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides on Sunday, a veteran special-teams player.

Patriots RB Ridley makes solid first impression

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie Stevan Ridley got an opportunity to make a name for himself early in camp and in the team's first preseason game, and he thrived in the spotlight.

Patriots add OL Roth, cut two veterans

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed undrafted rookie OL Zack Roth and cut OL Chris Morris and DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mallett outplays Gabbert as Patriots thump Jaguars

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a loss to the  Patriots.

Reports: Patriots, Mankins agree on six-year deal

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Just hours after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said they were going to make Logan Mankins a "Patriot for life," the three-time Pro Bowler agreed to a six-year deal.

Patriots add OG Wetterer, cut S Ventrone

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots claimed rookie OG Mark Wetterer off waivers and waived first-year S Ross Ventrone on Wednesday.

Patriots dedicate 2011 to Myra Kraft

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Tuesday that they will dedicate the 2011 season to the memory of Myra Kraft, the wife of owner Robert Kraft, who died on July 20.

Preseason power rankings

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
In PFW's preseason edition of the power rankings, the defending champion Packers start 2011 where they ended the 2010 season, on top.

Patriots re-sign Gerard Warren, cut McGowan

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Monday that they have re-signed DL Gerard Warren and released S Brandon McGowan.

Report: FS Goldson re-signs with 49ers

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
FS Dashon Goldson has decided to return to the 49ers after spending Sunday meeting with the Patriots in New England.

Patriots add DE Carter

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued to add veteran D-linemen, agreeing to terms with former Redskins DE Andre Carter on Sunday.

Ellis to leave Jets, sign with Patriots

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
In a surprising move, veteran DE Shaun Ellis signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on Sunday, pending a physical.   

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 18, 2012
The New England Patriots are without starting guards Logan Mankins and Connolly against the Indianapolis Colts.||||||| Mankins missed Sunday's game with calf and ankle injuries, while Connolly has a back problem.
Posted March 20, 2012
The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman Dan Connolly on Tuesday, and announced two more free-agent deals, with defensive end Jonathan Fanene and tight end Daniel Fells.||||||| Connolly, 29, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, and has been with the Patriots since 2007. While with New England, he has started at both guard and center. Last season, Connolly played in 13 regular-season games with 11 starts at center. He also started at center in all three postseason games. Connolly set an NFL record for the longest kickoff return by an offensive lineman with a 71-yarder against Green Bay on Dec. 19, 2010.
Posted Dec. 22, 2010
Connolly missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion three days after his 71-yard kickoff return against Green Bay, believed to be the longest by an NFL offensive lineman.||||||| According to STATS LLC, it was the longest since 1976, when the league began keeping complete records. Earlier Wednesday, Connolly became the second offensive lineman ever to be honored as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the NFL.
Posted Dec. 13, 2008
The Patriots signed Connolly from their practice squad on Saturday.||||||| Connolly has played in four career games, all with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2005. This season, the 6-foot-4, 313-pound offensive lineman was on the Patriots' active roster for the first five games. He was released Oct. 20 and signed to the team's practice squad two days later.
Posted Sept. 06, 2006
The Jaguars placed Connolly on injured reserve. Connolly broke his finger during training camp.|||||||

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