2011 NFL Draft Reset: Patriots Can’t Get Nate Solder, Take Defensive Tackle

The 2011 NFL draft should go down as one of the best ever. That draft class already has produced many All-Pros and Pro Bowl selections, and it could have a few potential Hall of Famers. The draft was loaded from top to bottom — one of the best players in the NFL didn’t get selected until the fifth round. The Patriots traded up from the 28th overall pick to No. 17 to take Colorado...
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Power Rankings: New England Patriots one of most attractive free agent destinations

Today, some NFL players will make life-altering decisions. They’ll determine where they want to spend the next few years of their life, perhaps choosing to uproot themselves and their families in the process. When they decide to sign on the dotted line as a free agent, they’ll be picking a career path that will have huge long term implications. Take the right road and a player...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New England Patriots need a backup for Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer

The New England Patriots have had the good fortune of having only two left tackles in front of quarterback Tom Brady since rookie second round draft pick Matt Light took over the starting role in 2001. That was the same time the Patriots began their current run of success under head coach Bill Belichick. After manning the position for over a decade, Light turned the reins over to...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New England Patriots should target an offensive tackle in the NFL Draft

Tom Brady’s blindside has been fairly well protected during his tenure in New England. Offensive tackle, both left and right, have long been shining spots for the Patriots franchise, and the 2013 season was no different. Nate Solder is well on his way to becoming a top tier left tackle in the league; his transformation over the past few years in New England has been remarkable...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots need an upgrade on the offensive line

New England Patriots’ long-time offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia retired this off-season. Scarnecchia spent 30 years in New England and retired as a legendary assistant coach known for his outstanding work on the offensive line. Now with a big need in the middle of the offensive line, incoming line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will have to do more than just replace a legend: he...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 2011 NFL Draft Revisited

The NFL offseason is upon us.  This past weekend many football fans enjoyed the first step towards the NFL draft in the NFL Combine.  Over the next ten weeks we will here who the next great NFL players will be. At the conclusion of the draft many draft analysis will talk grades of each NFL team’s draft.  This is always a fun exercise, yet the true measure of a draft comes three...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive line: Best free agent fit for the New England Patriots

Yesterday at cover32 we unveiled Buck Stanton’s list of the top 10 offensive lineman on the free agent market. Our very own Peter Sherwood has broken down the available market and detailed who best fits the Patriots scheme. Read on for Peter’s breakdown, and be sure to follow our newest writer on Twitter! @petersurewould Offensive linemen in free agency? Here are a few options...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats should explore Solder's contract in near future

BY NICK ST. DENISWhen you find a good left tackle, you keep him. And to do that, it's ideal to re-work his contract well before he gets a sniff of free agency.The New England Patriots are now getting to that point with Nate Solder, who is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract -- a deal the Patriots would be best-served extending.Under the tutelage of All-World...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 2014 NFL Draft Preview – O-Line

Follow Alex @isportspeters on twitter and reach him at Previous Installments: Cornerback Wide Receiver   As a reminder, the New England Patriots have their first round (29), second round, third round, fourth round, their sixth round, Philly’s sixth round, and their seventh round picks.   State of the Position: Now that I’ve stopped weeping uncontrollably...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Solder: ‘I Didn’t Notice’ Change In Altitude Playing College Football At Colorado

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have already been warned about getting high, but the team has shrugged off playing in Denver’s high altitude all week. If any New England Patriots are going to affected  by the high altitude in Denver, it will be the 300-pound offensive lineman that are asked to play every snap. Starting left tackle Nate Solder has experience with...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib, Rob Ninkovich, Nate Solder Get Healthy Over Patriots’ Bye Week, According to Injury Report

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots were able to use their playoff bye week to get some key players back to full heath. Five players were removed from the Patriots’ injury report from the last time the team had to file one after practice. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich (ankle), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), offensive tackles Nate Solder (concussion) and Marcus Cannon ...
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard, Devin McCourty Inactive for Patriots As Kenbrell Thompkins, Nate Solder Return

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s a reason the New England Patriots signed a cornerback and safety off their practice squad this week. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and safety Devin McCourty are inactive for the Patriots as they get set to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. New England signed cornerback Justin Green and Kanorris Davis on Saturday. Guard Chris Barker, defensive...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Solder awaits OK in tricky concussion situation

Patriots left tackle Nate Solder has tried to keep a separation between his football responsibilities and medical concerns. Solder has suffered two concussions this month, giving him four diagnosed brain injuries in his three-year NFL career. Last week, he missed his first game as a pro because of the injury. The 25-year-old admitted it’s a concern but would concede only that...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Kline Steps Up for the Patriots

One unheralded hero of the Patriots thumping of the Ravens could be found on the offensive line. The loss of Nate Solder due to a concussion left the Patriots without many offensive linemen. Will Svitek and Marcus Cannon are dealing with injuries and Cannon was needed to man Sebastian Vollmer's spot on the line. So, the Patriots moved Logan Mankins to the left tackle position...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots put LT Solder on inactive list

The New England Patriots have placed left tackle Nate Solder on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Solder saw limited practice time because of a concussion. He started all of New England's previous 14 games. Also inactive for the Patriots: tight end D.J. Williams; linebacker Dane Fletcher; wide receivers Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins;...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenbrell Thompkins, Nate Solder Ruled Out for Patriots Against Ravens

Nate Solder will miss the first game of his three-year career. The left tackle suffered a concussion in consecutive weeks and has been ruled out on Sunday despite practicing on Thursday and Friday. Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins has also been ruled out against the Ravens. Thompkins injured his hip against the Texans in Week 13. He has not played since, though he has practice...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots give bad news on injury front, rule out two key players

Photo by Katie Shannon ( thought we had good news earlier in the week when we found out that starting left tackle Nate Solder had returned to practice this week after suffering his second concussion in as many weeks in last Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.However, the Patriots will be in a pinch when they face off against the dangerous Baltimore Ravens...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder, Kenbrell Thompkins Ruled Out for Ravens Game

The Patriots have announced two more inactives for tomorrow's game against the Ravens. One is not a surprise given his recent injury issues. The other is more surprising. Both Nate Solder and Kenbrell Thompkins were not given medical clearance to play today: Nate Solder and Kenbrell Thompkins have been ruled out. Neither could get final medical clearance today...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins Listed As Questionable for Patriots As Josh Boyce Is Ruled Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots will be without at least one rookie receiver on Sunday. Josh Boyce has been ruled out with an ankle injury after missing three straight days of practice this week. The other two rookie wideouts, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, are questionable for New England’s matchup with the Ravens. Nate Solder, who suffered a second concussion in as...
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots practice report: Nate Solder back at practice

  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) FOXBOROUGH – New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder was back at practice Thursday afternoon after he missed Wednesday’s workout following a concussion he suffered in Sunday’s game.     Solder followed the same procedure last week as he suffered a concussion in the team’s 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns, missed practice...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder Back at Practice

After sustaining his second concussion in as many weeks, Nate Solder has once again returned to practice. It is good news for a Patriots offensive line that is looking very thin at the moment, but Solder will have to pass his concussion tests, and the Patriots may want to be particularly careful with Nate considering that he's sustained concussions in back-to-back games...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

GOOD NEWS ALERT: Guess who's back at practice?

Photo by PatriotsLifeThat's right folks, this is a website dedicated to the coverage of the New England Patriots and, believe it or not, we actually have some good news to share on the injury front.Starting left tackle Nate Solder missed practice yesterday and missed most of the fourth quarter last Sunday with a concussion. It was his second concussion in two weeks and it left...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder Returns to Patriots Practice on Thursday Despite Suffering Concussion Two Straight Weeks

FOXBORO, Mass. — It appears Nate Solder is on track to play this weekend. The Patriots’ starting left tackle was practicing with the team on Thursday despite suffering a concussion in two straight weeks. Solder was absent at practice on Wednesday. His appearance on Thursday means he must have passed the first concussion test. He has to pass two tests before he’s allowed to...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder misses practice, but Logan Mankins is ready to fill his spot and even play tight end

That's right, Logan Mankins, the tight end.Ok, maybe times haven't gotten that desperate quite yet, but the way things are going it'd be hard to say I'd be surprised if happened. If the unthinkable does happen, Mankins sounds only half-confident.NESN:“I can catch, I don’t know if I could get open,” Mankins said smiling when asked if he can play tight end. Still...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder Out at Practice With Another Concussion

One week after sustaining a concussion against the Browns, it appears that left tackle Nate Solder experienced another concussion in last Sunday's game against the Dolphins. While he has been concussion free for awhile, Solder has a history of concussions going back to 2011. The fact that he's experienced them in back-to-back weeks is worrying. The team had Logan Mankins...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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