Patriots T Light to announce retirement

The New England Patriots revealed that veteran tackle Matt Light will announce his retirement at a Monday press conference.

A mainstay at the left tackle position, the 33-year-old Purdue product appeared in 155 games -- all but two of those starts -- since being selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2001 draft.

He was a vital part of three Super Bowl champions and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2006, 2007 and 2010.