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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

Skilled cover man Talib gives Patriots flexibility

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots are taking a chance on CB Aqib Talib, but he is a skilled cover man who can allow Bill Belichick to be flexible with the secondary.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Patriots release DB Moore

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and signed LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Patriots release LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.

AFC East Spin cycle: Dolphins keep pace with Patriots

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins asserted themselves as the AFC East's top two teams with convincing Week Eight victories.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Sanchez's fumble in OT gives Patriots the win

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on to beat the Jets.

Patriots add LB Tarpinian

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Dennard getting his opportunity in Pats' secondary

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard has seen extra playing time the past two weeks and could spark a Pats secondary that still has its flaws.

Key matchup: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley vs. Jets run defense

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots' three wins have come when Stevan Ridley and the run game have dominated, and the Jets will look to contain them on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Patriots ORG Dan Connolly

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.

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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