Brown retires after 15 seasons with Patriots

Updated: September 25, 2008, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Troy Brown was too short and too slow. He couldn't make the big play. His NFL career was bound to be brief.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

In 15 NFL seasons, all with the New England Patriots, the eighth-round draft choice kept disproving those assumptions. Brown holds the team record for career catches -- and also returned punts and kickoffs, made interceptions and helped win three championships.

Finally, the 5-foot-10 wide receiver decided he can't keep up ...

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