Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14
There are a handful of really good centers on the free-agent market, but the Patriots opted for a familiar face who has been a valued offensive lineman in New England for five seasons. Dan Connolly re-signed Thursday with the Patriots, according to the Boston Globe. Connolly has been with the Patriots since 2007, but his greatest contributions have come in the last two seasons. He filled in for left guard Logan Mankins during his holdout in 2010 before replacing right guard Stephen Neal after his season-ending injury. Connolly, who turns 30 in September, took over for center Dan Koppen after...
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