Posts Tagged ‘Matt Light’

Looking back at the unlikely career of Patriots LT Matt Light, Tom Brady’s bodyguard

Today over in Foxboro, Mass., Patriots LT Matt Light received a retirement send-off, the kind the Patriots reserve for special players. Tedy Bruschi, for instance, got one. And Light, an 11-year Patriots stalwart who protected QB Tom Brady’s valuable backside during five Super Bowls, deserves one, too. Light’s retirement is not exactly a surprise. I mentioned it was heading that way on Feb. 21, and the Patriots are well-prepared for this move. First-rounder Nate Solder and second-rounder Sebastian Vollmer (if healthy) should serve the team well into the next decade. But that doesn’t mean everyone is happy. QB Tom Brady tried to persuade Light to play one more year by offering him endless KIT KATs, Light told reporters at Gillette […]

Injury roundup: Lions WR Johnson questionable

Star receiver Calvin Johnson’s status is in doubt for the Lions’ home opener against the Chiefs.

Pats’ Welker, Light added to Pro Bowl roster

Patriots WR Wes Welker and T Matt Light have been selected to the Pro Bowl, it was announced Wednesday.

Jets’ Leonhard active despite broken thumb

Jets safety Jim Leonhard is active for Sunday’s AFC East showdown with the Patriots, meaning he’ll likely play with a cast protecting his broken right thumb.

Springs, Warren inactive for Patriots

The New England Patriots will be without a number of starters for Sunday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, including DE Ty Warren, LT Matt Light and CB Shawn Springs.

Patriots likely to start Maroney at RB with Morris out

Patriots RB Sammy Morris is out of the International Series game against the Buccaneers because of a knee injury, so Laurence Maroney is expected to start.

LeVoir, Tate available to play for Patriots

The Patriots activated veteran OL Mark LeVoir from the physically unable to perform list and rookie WR Brandon Tate from the non-football injury list, providing depth at key positions entering the International Series game against the Buccaneers.

Week 5 injury report: Lions WR Johnson injures knee

Lions WR Calvin Johnson suffered a right knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Steelers and didn’t return.

Early indication is Light’s injury not season-ending

Patriots coach Bill Belichick indicated on Monday that the shoulder injury suffered by LT Matt Light, which kept him out the majority of the win over the Raiders, wasn’t of the season-ending variety.

Injury update: Pat Williams out for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams and New England Patriots LT Matt Light have left their respective games with injuries.

Fined, but not suspended

Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light and Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder have reason to be thankful.

They have been fined, not suspended.

Suspensions for fight won’t come this week

New England and Miami have been waiting to hear whether Patriots left tackle Matt Light and Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder will be suspended for fighting during Sunday’s fourth quarter.

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