Former Patriot great, wide receiver Troy Brown, is scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow at Gillette Stadium. With Coach Bill Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft also set to attend, the announcement could signal Brown's decision to close the book on his playing career.
Local reports indicated that Brown will retire if the Patriots do not re-sign the long time great.
"I think Troy wants to play a little bit more," former Patriots tight end Ben Coates told the Boston Globe. "I think that right now he has to come to his conclusion. He's either going to make a decision to keep playing or let it go."
The Boston Herald indicated earlier in the week that Brown would be announcing his retirement to take a media job. The Herald indicated that Brown was scheduled to make the announcement on air at a local sports program, but canceled the appearance.
Brown is one of the team's all-time leaders in receiving and on special teams. His face is recognized throughout New England for not only what he's done on the field, but in the community as well.
The team realized after the departures of Adam Vinatieri and Willie McGinest that losing one more life-long Patriot to another team wasn't in the cards. New England re-signed Brown last season despite having to wait for him to recover from a knee injury.
Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots returning punts against the Dolphins. The Patriots won the game 28-7.
The press conference is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10:00 am.
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