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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

Report: Patriots unanimously vote to recertify

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots were the first team to vote for recertification of the NFLPA, and they did so unanimously.

Mankins puts Patriots at ease with quick decision

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
It took only a few hours for the Patriots to answer the biggest question facing them heading into the 2011 season. Pro Bowl OLG Logan Mankins agreed to sign his franchise tender.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots OG Mankins to sign franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots' biggest question mark in this chaotic week of free agency, OG Logan Mankins, will sign his franchise tender.

Report: Patriots to cut OLB Banta-Cain

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release OLB Tully Banta-Cain on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.

Report: Patriots to release CB Carter

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots informed CB Tony Carter they will release him, Fox31's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday morning.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Patriots LB Banta-Cain has surgery for abdominal tear

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery last Friday for an abdominal tear, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines when training camp opens.

NFLPA will remain quiet Friday out of respect to Krafts

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement Friday morning saying that the organization will not issue any statements Friday as the league mourns the loss of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner, passes away

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and mother of team president Jonathan Kraft, passed away early Wednesday morning.

Report: Mankins and Jackson ask for free agency or money

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Patriots OG Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit, have asked for special deals as part of the suit's settlement.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Patriots rookie Cannon almost done with cancer treatments

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Patriots fifth-round draft choice OL Marcus Cannon will complete his chemo therapy this week after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April.

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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