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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

Patriots content with edge rushers heading into free agency

Posted July 01, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
In addition to Jermaine Cunningham, who will be counted on to step up in his second season, DE-OLB Eric Moore could be one of the reasons the Patriots can feel comfortable standing pat during free agency.

Giants set to hire Izzo as assistant coach

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
The Giants are set to hire former NFL LB and special-teams standout Larry Izzo as an assistant special-teams coach, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

AFC East best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC East who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Roscoe Parrish, Sean Smith, Shonn Greene and Patrick Chung.

Chung talks workouts, Belichick as he preps for 2011

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Patriots SS Patrick Chung concluded his first full year starting and is preparing for what could be a breakout season in 2011.

Former Patriots LB Addison dies

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Former Patriots LB Tom Addison died Tuesday at the age of 75. He is a member of the Patriots' 1960s all-decade team.

Patriots of 2007, Heat faced similar fan obstacles

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
With some celebrating the Miami Heat losing in the NBA Finals, the feeling reminds associate editor Eli Kaberon of the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLII.

McGinest not exploring a return to NFL

Posted June 12, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
Former Patriots and Browns OLB Willie McGinest appeared to be interested in returning to the NFL after three years of retirement, but said Saturday that he plans to stay retired.

Kraft expresses optimism about talks

Posted June 09, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, one of the most influential owners in the current labor negotiations, told reporters Thursday that the two sides are "making progress."

Million-dollar backfield? Cardinals sure hope so

Posted June 07, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' four-headed backfield of Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams, Tim Hightower and LaRod Stephens-Howling might not be such a bad idea after all.

Faulk attends workout despite uncertain future

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Veteran RB Kevin Faulk, who is coming off a torn ACL, attended the Patriots' player-organized workouts, despite being a free agent. If he's re-signed, he will be fighting for a roster spot in 2011.

Lockout limbo: Patriots report

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
The Patriots don't have a lot to worry about during the lockout but would be more at ease if they knew who was starting on the left side of the offensive line.

Patriots believe Dowling could improve third-down 'D'

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots believe that second-round CB Ras-I Dowling, a physical corner with good ball skills, could help the pass defense improve on third down.

Report: Belichick is highest-paid coach in sports

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is the highest-paid coach in professional sports, according to Forbes.

Belichick: "We're turning our attention to training camp"

Posted May 17, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told the Boston Herald his staff is focused on training camp instead of OTAs and normal offseason work.

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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