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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Light noncommital on future

By Mike Rodak

BOSTON -- New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, who has been connected to retirement rumors this offseason, declined to reveal a decision about his playing future on Wednesday.

"No, I'm just rocking and rolling," the 33-year-old Light told reporters when asked about his possible retirement. "I've been in Ohio, working on some stuff for the [Matt Light] Foundation. We have a youth turkey hunt coming up. Other than that it's been pretty quiet."

Light and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in a Commissions for Charity stock-trading event at BTIG in Boston on Wednesday. Light implied that he is not participating in voluntary workouts, at one point asking Gronkowski when the offseason program began (Monday).

Asked if he had a timetable about making a decision on his future, Light, who has spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Patriots, was similarly coy.

"No, not really. Although my wife has a pretty good idea on what is going to happen with me," Light said, winking at the reporter. "She keeps me pretty busy."

It was unclear if Light has actually made a decision about his future, or was just unwilling to reveal it at this point. He is under contract with the Patriots for the 2012 season.

"You know, at this point, I'm just kind of taking it day by day," Light said. "We'll see how it goes. Sooner than later."

In the video below, ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth talks about knowing when it's time to hang it up, starting at about the 1:37 mark.