Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick issued the following statement on offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL.
"Dan Connolly exemplified everything our program requires of players. He was tough and dependable, smart and team oriented and his work ethic ensured he improved on an annual basis to reach his potential. From where his career began as a developmental player to where it finished as a team leader and champion, Dan Connolly was a player I was proud to coach."
Super Bowl champion and 2014 Patriots captain Dan Connolly has decided to retire. We look back on his prolific 10-year career in the NFL.
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