Found March 27, 2013 on Foxboro Blog:
  Good afternoon and Happy Wednesday, PatsNation! We're now 2 weeks into the NFL Free Agent Frenzy, but the energy has certainly died down a lot. In my last article, I mentioned that there was a need to sign some new players that could help improve the depth, as well as re-signing some old players that have already made a positive impact on the field for the Patriots. In terms of re-signing old players, the key names were wide receiver/punt returner Julian Edelman and tackle Sebastian Vollmer. A few days ago, New England re-sgined Vollmer for 4 more years. The signing of Vollmer was critical for the Pats because his presence doesn't allow opposing defenders to get to Tom Brady so easily, thus giving Brady more time to make a pass. Last season, whenever we saw Brady under pressure, he would frequently give it to Wes Welker or either of the two tight ends. With Welker gone and supposing both Rob Gronkowski & Aaron Hernandez are covered, who can Brady throw to? ...
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