Player Updates

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Report: Buccaneers bringing in Dan Connolly for a visit
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Former Patriots offensive guard Dan Connolly will visit the Buccaneers on Tuesday, per a report by Fox's Ross Jones, citing a source. 

Connolly has played in 87 games for the Patriots in the last seven years and hasn't played in fewer than 13 games in a season since 2008. 

June 1, 2015 03:31 PM
Report: Patriots want Dan Connolly back, four others interested
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Patriots want to re-sign offensive lineman Dan Connolly, but the Seahawks, Bears, Buccaneers and Dolphins all have interest in the free agent, NFL.com reports.

Connolly rated 72nd out of 78 guards in 2014, per Pro Football Focus, but has served as a starter on the New England offensive line for the last six seasons. He would likely line up at center in Seattle or Chicago and at guard with the Buccaneers or Dolphins.

June 2, 2015 04:32 AM
Patriots' inactives filled with stars on both sides of the ball
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills: Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Jonas Gray, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon Browner.

Gray missed Friday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the game. 

Browner (groin) and Hightower (shoulder) were both questionable coming into the contest.

The Patriots have also clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

June 2, 2015 04:33 AM
Patriots list lengthy injury report for final regular season game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

June 2, 2015 04:39 AM
Edelman, Blount among injured Patriots inactives for Week 16
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Patriots have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's divisional clash against the Jets in Week 16: Dan Connolly, Julian Edelman, Alfonzo Dennard, LeGarrette Blount, Kyle Arrington, James White and Jordan Devey.

June 2, 2015 04:40 AM
Patriots list 12 players as questionable in Week 16 injury report
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Patriots listed the following players as questionable for Week 16’s game at the New York Jets: Danny Aiken (finger), Kyle Arrington (hamstring), LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), Dan Connolly (knee), Julian Edelman (concussion), Cameron Fleming (ankle), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), Chandler Jones (hip), Brandon LaFell (shoulder), Rob Ninkovich (heel), Shane Vereen (ankle) and Chris White (ankle).

Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player listed as probable. The Patriots did not have any players listed as out or doubtful.

The Patriots are 10 1/2-point favorites over the Jets.

June 2, 2015 04:47 AM
Patriots G Dan Connolly departs with neck injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Patriots guard Dan Connolly left Sunday's game against Miami in Week 15 with an neck injury. Connolly, who entered the game nursing an ankle injury, left the game in the second half with the injury. He was ruled questionable for the remainder of the game.

June 2, 2015 04:49 AM
Patriots list nine questionable for Sunday against the Dolphins
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Patriots defensive lineman Dominique Easley is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a knee injury. The Boston Herald reported earlier in the day the team is considering placing Easley on injured-reserve to have him healthy in 2015. 

The Patriots also listed nine players as questionable for Sunday including: Dont'a Hightower, Cameron Fleming, Brandon LaFell  Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Chris WhiteJulian Edelman, Dan Connolly and Shane Vereen

June 2, 2015 04:56 AM
Patriots' Brady, Vereen, Edelman, LaFell active Week 14
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Nine players on the Patriots' final Week 14 injury report are active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, including quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), running back Shane Vereen (ankle) and wide receivers Julian Edelman (thigh) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder).

Brady and tackle Marcus Cannon (hip) were listed as probable, so their absence from the team's inactive list isn't a surprise. Vereen, Edelman and LaFell all carried questionable tags coming into Sunday. Other questionables who are active against the Chargers include center Danny Aiken (concussion), guard Dan Connolly (ankle), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and cornerback Kyle Arrington (ankle).

June 2, 2015 04:59 AM
Patriots list 10 players questionable for Week 14
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip) were the only players deemed probable for Sunday's Week 14 clash against the Chargers. Linebacker Chris White (ankle) was ruled doubtful.

Meanwhile, the following players were designated as questionable for the game: Long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), cornerback Kyle Arrington (ankle), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (ankle), defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and running back Shane Vereen (ankle).

All 10 New England players that were listed as questionable were limited participants in practice the entire week leading up to the game.

June 2, 2015 05:06 AM
Tom Brady, Shane Vereen good to go for Patriots
by Chris Cwik |

The Patriots will have Tom Brady and Shane Vereen Week 13 against the Packers.

Brady was listed as probable due to an ankle injury. He was always expected to play. Vereen came into the contest listed as questionable. He's also dealing with an ankle injury, but will attempt to play through it. 

The team is also expected to have Danny Aiken, Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley and Brandon LaFell. All four players were also listed as questionable, but will try to play.

Marcus Cannon and Julian Edelman, who were considered probable, are also active for the contest. 

June 2, 2015 05:08 AM
Questionables dominate injury report issued by Patriots
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Eleven Patriots are on their injury report for their Sunday game against Green Bay, but none have been deemed any worse than questionable.

Eight have been given that designation, including running back Shane Vereen (ankle). The others are long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), offensive linemen Dan Connolly (ankle) and Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger), defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Dominique Easley (knee), wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

The probables are headlined by quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh). The other is offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip).

June 2, 2015 05:15 AM
Patriots G Dan Connolly departs with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Patriots guard Dan Connolly left Sunday's game against the Lions with an ankle injury. Connolly suffered the injury in the second half and was designated as questionable to return to the game.

June 2, 2015 05:51 AM
Patriots to have most of their questionable players Sunday
by Chris Cwik |

The Patriots should have most of their questionable players available Week 8.

Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Bryan Stork and Shane Vereen are all active for the contest. Both Connolly and Stork have been dealing with concussions, but will attempt to play. 

June 2, 2015 05:53 AM
Patriots add Vereen to final injury report for Chicago game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Patriots listed 13 players on their final injury report for their Week 8 home game against Chicago. Chandler Jones (hip) is the only player on the list to be ruled out for the game.

Shane Vereen was a late addition to the report because of an illness. He missed practice Friday and was labeled questionable. Dan Connolly (concussion), Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), Nate Ebner (finger), Cameron Fleming (finger), Matthew Slater (shoulder) and Bryan Stork (concussion) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady (ankle), Brandon Browner (ankle), Jamie Collins (thigh), Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Devin McCourty (rib) were all full participants in Friday's practice session and officially ruled probable for Sunday.

June 2, 2015 05:57 AM
Two Patriots' offensive linemen back at practice
by Larry Hartstein |

Patriots offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Bryan Stork, who missed Week 7 with concussions, returned to practice Tuesday, reports the Boston Herald.

June 2, 2015 06:02 AM
Patriots list inactives for Week 7
by Chris Cwik |

The Patriots have made OL Bryan Stork, OL Dan Connolly, WR Aaron Dobson, RB James White, CB Malcolm Butler, S Nate Ebner and OL Cameron Fleming inactive Week 7 against the Jets.

Connolly and Stork were both listed as questionable coming into the game. Ebner had been ruled out due to a finger issue. 

June 2, 2015 06:03 AM
Patriots release injury report for game against Jets
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots declared seven players questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets: cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (concussion), defensive lineman Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), wideout Matthew Slater (shoulder) and offensive lineman Bryan Stork (concussion).

In addition, defensive back Devin McCourty (rib) and defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder) are probable.

June 2, 2015 06:05 AM
Patriots rule out six for Thursday Night Football
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots ruled out running back Stevan Ridley (knee), linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee), defensive back Nate Ebner (finger), and offensive linemen Bryan Stork (concussion), Dan Connolly (concussion) and Cameron Fleming (finger) for Thursday's game against the Jets.

June 2, 2015 06:07 AM
Patriots OL Dan Connolly exits game Week 6 due to head injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Patriots guard/center Dan Connolly was removed from Sunday's game against the Bills in the first half due to a head injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game in the third quarter.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/305
Birthdate:
09/02/1982
Age:
38
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO, USA
School:
Southeast Missouri State
NFL Experience:
10
Awards: