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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

Patriots' O-line could change for 2011

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The most veteran unit on the first-place Patriots' squad is the offensive line, but free agency and retirement could cause some shuffling in that unit next season.

Five questions with Patriots OL Dan Connolly

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
This week we talked to Patriots OL Dan Connolly, who is currently starting at right guard for Stephen Neal after beginning the season at the OLG spot. He is also the team's fullback in short-yardage situations.

Brady listed as questionable

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots have listed QB Tom Brady as questionable for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats. This week, he explained how the Patriots' secondary confused Colts QB Peyton Manning and how Dan Connolly has ...

Report: Patriots will activate OG Mankins

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Patriots will reportedly activate two-time Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins for Sunday's game against the Browns, a move that is happening much sooner than expected.

Mankins gets warm welcome from Patriots

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins has returned to the Patriots, and once he returns to the starting lineup, the Patriots' O-line will be much improved.

Pro Bowl OG Mankins reports to Patriots

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
OG Logan Mankins reported to the Patriots on Tuesday to sign his restricted free-agent tender worth $1.54 million.

Patriots' 60-second rant: O-line allowing too many red-zone sacks

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offensive line has faltered of late, and QB Tom Brady is finding himself on his back. But the biggest problem is that most of those sacks have come in the red zone.

Patriots' O-line, special teams falter in win

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots may have a 5-1 record, but if their offensive line and special teams play like they did on Sunday, not even Tom Brady will be able to make up for their mistakes

Patriots' 60-second rant: Offense hasn't lost step without Mankins

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The trade deadline passed and the Patriots did not deal OG Logan Mankins, but what will it mean for an offense that has done well without him if he returns in Week 11?

As Patriots' offense shines, Mankins loses leverage

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
If the Patriots continue protecting Tom Brady while scoring points and winning games, OG Logan Mankins could lose some leverage in his holdout.

Patriots’ Kaczur, Ty Warren ailing

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Patriots OL Nick Kaczur is believed to have a potentially serious back injury, and DE Ty Warren is sitting out with what is thought to be a bad hip.


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.|||||||