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Dan Connolly | Guard

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 305
College: Southeast Missouri State
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Free agent OG Dan Connolly left his visit with the Bucs without a contract.
The Bucs are Connolly's only visit to this point. He's coming off a down 2014, grading out as a bottom-seven guard by PFF. Connolly should settle for a depth role wherever he lands. Apr 3 - 5:17 PM

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The Bucs will host free agent OG Dan Connolly on Tuesday.

Connolly was part of the problem on New England's interior line last year, and wouldn't solve the Bucs' guard woes. He should only be viewed as depth.
Mar 30 - 9:15 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots remain interested in re-signing free agent G/C Dan Connolly, but that the Seahawks, Bucs, Bears and Dolphins are all interested.

With the Patriots since 2008, Connolly is coming off a rough season. Connolly has mostly played guard the past few years, but has extensive experience at center. Rapsheet reports the Bears and Seahawks are both eyeing Connolly as a center.
Mar 17 - 1:56 PM

CSN New England's Tom Curran believes re-signing free agent G Dan Connolly is a priority for the Patriots.

Connolly was a liability last season, but he is a veteran leader that could be useful in a backup role. Entering his age-33 season and with a long injury history, Connolly could also opt to retire. One of Connolly's main calling cards is his ability to play multiple positions on the interior line.
Feb 28 - 2:01 PM

The Boston Globe reports Patriots RG Dan Connolly's roster spot is in serious jeopardy.

Connolly is owed a $3 million salary in the final year of his deal. New England is reportedly high on second-year UDFA Josh Kline, who worked with the first-team offense in place of LG Logan Mankins for much of offseason workouts. Talented power blocker Marcus Cannon is also in the mix at right guard.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Patriots RG Dan Connolly (concussion) resumed practicing Thursday.

It puts Connolly on track to play one week after sustaining his injury. Versatile sub Marcus Cannon will fill in if Connolly can't get cleared.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Patriots RG Dan Connolly left Sunday's Week 6 game at New England in the first half with a head injury and will not return.

It has the look of a concussion for Connolly. Marcus Cannon has come on at right guard.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Patriots RG Dan Connolly is recovering from surgery on his right shoulder, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

The operation took place last week. Connolly, 30, started 16 of New England's 18 games last season, including the playoffs. Pro Football Focus graded him slightly negatively as both a run and pass blocker. At his best as a utility, swing-type offensive lineman, Connolly may face competition to start in 2013.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Patriots RG Dan Connolly aggravated his back injury in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Dolphins.

Connolly was only able to make it through the first two series before getting replaced by Nick McDonald. It's the same issue that knocked him out of the Week 10 win over the Bills.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 06:56:00 PM

Patriots RG Dan Connolly left Sunday's game versus the Bills with a back injury.

Connolly didn't come out of the locker room for the second half. Donald Thomas replaced him on the right side.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 03:07:00 PM

According to the Boston Globe, the Patriots' starting center job is "Dan Connolly's to lose".

This comes despite New England re-signing Dan Koppen to a two-year deal on Friday. The 32-year old Koppen was widely expected to step back into the starting job after missing all but one game in 2011 due to a broken ankle. The Globe, however, notes a slip in play after a poor training camp back in 2010. Koppen is ticketed for the No. 2 job.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 08:55:00 AM

Patriots re-signed C Dan Connolly.

The Patriots had been working to bring Connolly back before the start of free agency, and he'll return as the team's starting center. The move likely signals the end of Dan Koppen's time in New England. Connolly missed three games with a groin injury last season, but has made 24 starts between guard and tackle the past two years. He's flashed highly ordinary talent to date, but it's possible he could take a step forward in 2012 as he settles in at center.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 06:18:00 PM

ESPN Boston reports the Patriots have been working to re-sign free agent C Dan Connolly and S James Ihedigbo before the Tuesday afternoon start of free agency.

The Pats are also talking with special-teams ace Matt Slater. Connolly was limited to 13 games (11 starts) last season as he dealt with a groin injury. Ihedigbo appeared in all 16 games, making the first 12 starts of his career in the process. He notched 69 tackles, but was a major liability in coverage.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 09:12:00 AM

Patriots C Dan Connolly (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Ryan Wendell will draw the start and struggle to hold the point of attack, but he won't be much worse than Connolly was playing hurt last week. The Eagles don't boast a strong run defense and find their pass rush on the outside, so we're not overly concerned about the situation.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 08:25:00 PM

Patriots C Dan Connolly left portions of Monday's game due to a recurring groin injury.

Connolly was getting pushed around early in the game, and when he returned it was more of the same. His replacement Ryan Wendell actually looked better than he did. Should Wendell draw the start over an injured Connolly in Week 12, he will struggle to hold the point.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 02:46:00 AM

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