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07:58 AM ET 04.19 | A New England mainstay with tenure dating back to his 2001 draft year, may be hanging up his spikes. Patriots left tackle Matt Light recently declined to comment on whether he will or won't retire at the relatively young age (for an offensive lineman) of 33. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Light will indeed retire. It's unknown when the move will be official. Presumably, the Patriots would like to keep it under wraps until after the draft, so that a replacement on the depth chart can be selected. Nate Solder, a first-round pick in 2011, is expected to replace Light in the starting lineup. ... [Light] is one of only three Patriots players whose careers trace to the team's Super Bowl years.

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April 19, 2012  08:08 AM ET

... [Light] is one of only three Patriots players whose careers trace to the team's Super Bowl years.

Including 2008, where the Giants made him look like one huge revolving door.

April 19, 2012  08:11 AM ET
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... [Light] is one of only three Patriots players whose careers trace to the team's Super Bowl years. Including 2008, where the Giants made him look like one huge revolving door.

OUCH!

April 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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OUCH!

The video does not lie...

April 19, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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The video does not lie...

As painful as the memory is, line play was the key to that game, and the Giants' line did the job. The Pats' lines, both of them, looked worn down and tired.

April 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET
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The video does not lie...

no, and neither did the results.

April 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Bye.

April 19, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Time waits for no man.

April 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

If this is the case you can count on BB selecting an OL in the higher rounds of the draft.

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April 19, 2012  08:53 AM ET

There are only 3 players on the Pats that were on the team last year when they played in the SB?

April 19, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Men must know their limitations.
Clint Eastwood

April 19, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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There are only 3 players on the Pats that were on the team last year when they played in the SB?

I thought the same thing.

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April 19, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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all their superbowls = 01,03,04,07,11,......brady, light, k.faulk.

I miss Kevin Faulk. He's still on the roster, and has even said that he plans to play this season, but after his injury two years back he never really contributed. If he can't do better than last year, I don't see a place for him.

And if he proves me wrong, I'll be happy.

April 19, 2012  12:02 PM ET
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I miss Kevin Faulk. He's still on the roster, and has even said that he plans to play this season, but after his injury two years back he never really contributed. If he can't do better than last year, I don't see a place for him.And if he proves me wrong, I'll be happy.

There's a spot open with the Law Firm gone.

April 19, 2012  01:41 PM ET

Really dude? 33? Brian Urlacher is a 34 year old (by the time the next season starts) MLB and he's still kicking **** and taking names.

April 19, 2012  05:00 PM ET

Hard to imagine him retiring after the run they had last year. But probably a good call..he has his rings..why damage the body further.

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