October 19, 2017

Troy To Announce Retirement Today?

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The Globe’s Chris Gasper is reporting this morning that the Patriots will hold a 10 a.m. press conference today at which Troy Brown, the team’s all-time leading receiver and punt returner, will announce his retirement from the NFL after 15 seasons.

Over the next week, we here at PD will try to sum up Brown’s magnificent career and everything he’s meant to the Patriots and their fans.

For a task that tall, we may need a month. In the meantime, we invite you to leave your thoughts on Troy’s retirement in our comments section.


  1. Willie Mac isn’t too far behind. Sigh.

  2. I’m glad he never played for another team.

    Watching this team for the past 15 years wouldn’t have been the same without Troy Brown, and I doubt that they would have had as much success.

    In 2001, after watching the Pats kill the Steelers in the AFCC, a couple of friends and I saw the Pats plane landing at Logan on the news, so we headed down to Foxboro to see the team arrive.

    Troy Brown was beyond excited when he got off the bus – he went up and down the line of fans, shaking hands and high fiving as many people as humanly possible.

    Thats my favorite Troy Brown highlight. I couldn’t begin to rank his highlights on the field.

  3. I have to say that Troy Brown was one of the easiest, and most fun, players to root for. He constantly made big plays, did it with class and selflessness and never gave up on the team. I still remember sitting in a bar during that 2004 season and doing a double-take when Troy came out to play cornerback, and thinking how awesome that was.

    I have so many great memories of watching #80 play, and I’m sad that his time in uniform has finally come to an end. Troy Brown has my utmost respect, and I wish him the best in the future.

  4. The 2001 AFC Championship against the Steelers when he returned that punt for a touchdown is the Troy Brown memory that sticks out in my mind. Did the Pats just make a huge stop on 3rd down or something? I remember it being a huge momentum shift in that game. Also, didn’t Kordell Stewart throw like 6 picks in that game? Will definitely throw in the Super Bowl DVD tonight to re-live that one.

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