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As Chris Gasper and Karen Guregian report this morning, it was a hell of a sendoff yesterday for Troy Brown, who ended his NFL career after 15 seasons with the Patriots.

Team owner Robert Kraft said, “Troy Brown to me is the consummate Patriot.”

Head coach Bill Belichick said, “It has truly been an honor and a privilege to coach Troy.”

Brown, flanked by his wife and two boys, said, “I will always be a Patriot.”

The team announced that its nationally televised game with the Jets on November 13 will be Troy Brown Night.

Meanwhile, here at PD, we’re gathering our thoughts for a series of tributes to the man who rose from an eighth round draft pick to become one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. I’ll be back on Sunday with some thoughts, and Chris Warner will be here on Monday to look at some of Troy’s most memorable plays. On Tuesday, Tyler Carter will be here with A Very Special Turning Point focusing on a signature Brown play, and Dan Snapp will wrap things up on Wednesday with a look at one of the most unique players it’s ever been our pleasure to watch.

We hope you’ll join us.