Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 2/1/12
For the first time since the middle of the season, Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer met with reporters. He spoke about being injured for much of the season, his frustration, and how thrilled he is to be able to participate in Super Bowl XLVI. And it’s almost certain that he’ll be playing. Considering Vollmer could have landed on Injured Reserve with foot and back issues, it’s a huge deal. He was more than psyched. “No doubt, I’m very thankful I wasn’t put on IR and that I have the chance to compete,” Vollmer said today, “and hopefully I get out there on Sunday and show what I can do and help the team. Hopefully help the team win. Definitely grateful for that.” Coach Bill Belichick has sounded hopeful that Vollmer would play, and OL coach Dante Scarnecchia said “we’ll see” even if it sounded like Vollmer would play. Even if it’s been a while since he was in a game, the team has practiced in pads. “I’ve practiced for a little while now, so I’m not sure how concerned I am about that,
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