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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

Kraft still optimistic about football in 2011

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement on Saturday showing optimism that football will be played in 2011 despite the current NFL lockout.

Light moves up Patriots' priority list

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
When a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is struck and free agency can begin, the Patriots have one notable player left to attempt and re-sign: OLT Matt Light. And we hear the veteran could get more than a one-year deal.

Report: Patriots S Meriweather accused of being involved in shooting

Posted March 10, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Two shooting victims have accused Patriots S Brandon Meriweather of allegedly shooting them in Florida during a fight on Feb. 27.

Supreme Court won't review 'Spygate' case

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Supreme Court will not review a decision to throw out a lawsuit stemming from the Patriots' 2007 "Spygate" scandal.

Patriots positional analysis: specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
This is the last in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's specialists.

Patriots positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive backs.

Patriots tender Green-Ellis, Page and Arrington

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots made their tender offers official on Thursday, offering contracts to restricted free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and S Jarrad Page, as well as CB Kyle Arrington, an exclusive-rights free agent.

Patriots OG Neal files retirement papers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Patriots OG Stephen Neal has retired, ending his 10-year career.

Report: Green-Ellis receives second-round tender

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots tendered RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis at a second-round level, his agent Roosevelt Barnes told PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport.

Patriots positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
This is the seventh in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's LB situation.

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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