Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 11: Offensive tackle Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots prepares for pass protection against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-17 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Offensive tackle Matt Light was given a regal sendoff into retirement by the New England Patriots on Monday after 11 seasons as the team's starting left tackle. "Matt has been the definition of a dependable, durable, consistent player," said coach Bill Belichick. Light, 33, officially retired April 24, when New England Patriots placed him on the reserve/retired list after weeks of speculation. Light said he had known since before Super Bowl XLVI that he wouldn't play another game. "I can't begin to tell you how great this has been," Light said, directing his comments to Belichick and owner Robert Kraft. Quarterback Tom Brady said in a video tribute that he plans to talk Light out of retirement, calling him one of his favorite teammates. The entire offensive line and coordinator Josh McDaniels attended the ceremony. Light played his entire career with the Patriots after the team selected him in the second round out of Purdue in the 2001 draft. Belichick said Monday the P...
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