PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.
Dan Connolly and Dan Koppen will be in a closely watched battle to start at center for the Patriots, with Connolly appearing to have the early edge.
The Patriots downgraded C Dan Connolly, S Patrick Chung, ILB Brandon Spikes and RB Shane Vereen to out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
With injuries forcing New England to make changes on its offensive line, the results have been mostly good, although the Week Eight loss to Pittsburgh was an exception.
What separates the Patriots from other teams in the league is that they can lose a player to injury, plug in a reserve and continue to win, as they did against the Jets.
The Patriots announced Wednesday that they placed starting C Dan Koppen and DL Myron Pryor on season-ending injured reserve.
Patriots C Dan Koppen, who left Monday night's game with an ankle injury, is not expected to miss the rest of the season, according to a report.
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will likely part ways with OL Nick Kaczur instead of paying him $3.4 million.
This is the fifth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's offensive line situation.
The Patriots ruled six players, including four starters, out for their Week 16 game against the Bills.
Every week, Packers radio play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee, who also co-hosts the "Pro Football Weekly" syndicated radio show with PFW editor-publisher Hub Arkush, answers three pertinent questions about the Packers.
Patriots OG Dan Connolly has been the named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after the 6-foot-4, 313-pounder returned a kickoff 71 yards in the first half of New England's 31-27 win over the Packers.
There were no stars on offense for the first time in a while for the Patriots, but there's no question about who deserves special-teams player of the week after Dan Connolly's astonishing kickoff return.
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes as New England edged the Packers 31-27 for their sixth straight win Sunday night.