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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

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.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
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.

Koppen, Connolly battling for starting center job

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
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.

Patriots downgrade Chung, Spikes to out

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
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.

Waters filling in nicely on Patriots' O-line

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
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.

Patriots don't lose step plugging in for injured starters

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
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.

Patriots place Koppen, Pryor on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Wednesday that they placed starting C Dan Koppen and DL Myron Pryor on season-ending injured reserve.

Report: Patriots C Koppen to miss 6-10 weeks

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
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.

Report: Patriots likely to cut OL Kaczur

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
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.

Patriots positional analysis: Offensive linemen

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
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.

Hernandez, Connolly among Pats out Sunday

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Patriots ruled six players, including four starters, out for their Week 16 game against the Bills.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 8:29 a.m. ET
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.

Pats OG Connolly earns award for long return

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
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.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
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.

Pats survive Flynn, Packers for 12th win

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes as New England edged the Packers 31-27 for their sixth straight win Sunday night.


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.|||||||