BOSTON (CBS) – After an offseason of speculation, and an appearance on the league’s transaction list, Matt Light will officially announce his retirement on Monday.

The Patriots will hold a press conference at The Hall at Patriot Place Monday morning where Light will formally announce he is ending his 11-year NFL career.

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The tackle was a lifelong Patriot, seeing action in 175 regular-season games after being drafted in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He started 16 postseason games, appearing in five Super Bowls and six AFC Championship games, protecting Tom Brady’s blind side in each of them.

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A three-time Pro Bowler, Light is a member of the New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team.

Prior to last season, Light signed a two-year deal to remain with the Patriots. However, after the Super Bowl loss in February, speculation began spreading that the 33-year-old would retire.


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