Monday, August 1, 2011
Matt Light Agrees To New Deal.
It appears that New England left tackle Matt Light will retire a Patriot. Matt has agreed to a 2 Year Contract, the terms of the deal have yet to be released. (Reported by CSNNE's Tom Curran.)
Matt Light has played his entire career in New England. Drafted in the 2nd Round (48th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, Light was a member of all three Super Bowl winning teams. Matt also started in all 16 games of '07's record breaking season, and was named the All-Pro team for the first time in his career. With his 3rd All-Star selection coming last season at the age of 32 it's hard to argue bringing back the Veteran Offensive Lineman. Even with 1st Round pick Nate Solder carrying such heavy expectations.
This should bring a smile to the friends fans of Foxboro. Over the years many players from the Dynasty years have ended up moving on to new teams, missing out on the opportunity to retire with The Patriots. Obviously there's no need to count our chickens before they hatch. But I'd expect this contract to carry Matt Light out to the end of his career and allow him to fade into the background as younger Patriots step forward.
NOTE: Patriots fans should hope that this isn't the last Pro Bowl offensive lineman that their team locks up in off-season, as Logan Mankins may be the best Guard in all of football.