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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

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Wilson rallies Seahawks in upset over Patriots

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the Patriots 24-23 Sunday.

Report: Patriots' Hernandez likely to play

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez looks likely to play Sunday at Seattle, Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Saturday. 

The Pro Game: Ridley, Sabol, Lombardi and Pink

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk gives us his thoughts on the New England running game, on footballers in pink, plus a pair of stories from the ancient days.

Faulk retires after 13 years with Patriots

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
It was tough for Kevin Faulk to leave football. Any hopes he had of staying, though, faded when the Patriots' running game made major strides.

Key matchup: Patriots wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on the Patriots' wide receivers vs. the Seahawks' cornerbacks in the New England-Seattle battle at CenturyLink Field.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins both looked strong in wins, while the Bills are reeling after a historic loss to the 49ers, and the Jets couldn't get past the Texans.

Former Patriots RB Faulk to announce retirement

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
RB Kevin Faulk will announce his retirement from the NFL in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.

Brady tops Manning behind Ridley's big game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley.

Key matchup: Broncos pass rushers vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
In what could be a shootout between Tom Brady’s Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Broncos, a key for Denver will be the pass rush.

Improved Wendell helping solidify Pats' O-line

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Patriots C Ryan Wendell was third-string player at the position in the summer, and he is now starting and showing vast improvement.

Redskins QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Patriots re-sign LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed LB Bobby Carpenter on Wednesday and released DL Terrell McClain.

Brady-Manning rematch highlights action

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines as we take an early look at the Week Five games, led by Tom Brady being paid a visit by Peyton Manning.

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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