Patriots WR Troy Brown retires

Sept. 25, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Troy Brown, the all-time leading receiver for the New England Patriots, has retired after 15 years in the NFL.

Brown, 37, announced his retirement Thursday. The Patriots didn't offer him a contract for 21008 and he wasn't able to agree to terms with any other team.

He owns New England records for receptions (557), punt returns (252) and punt return yardage (2,625). Brown spent his entire career with the Patriots.

Known for his versatility, Brown filled in at defensive back for the Patriots in 2004 and is the only New England player to have both a reception and interception in the same game.

He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 2001 season in which he amassed 1,119 receiving yards on 101 catches.

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