Sebastian Vollmer headlines those absent at practice today

Sebastian Vollmer has worked all over the offensive line this training camp. Traditionally the team's right tackle, he's swapped with Nate Solder for Tom Brady's blind side at times thus far.Today Vollmer was missing from practice, the second straight day.@CPriceNFL reports Hooman, Siliga, Vollmer, Chris Jones, DJ. Williams, Gordon, Martin, Gaffney not practicing with...
Via Patriots Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Patriots secret for building team chemistry

USA TodayIf you follow the New England Patriots for even a short amount of time you'll notice the word versatile is said a lot. Its said about the team in general. About their schemes and looks on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. And more importantly its said about their players.Whenever they lose a player to injury they seem to be able to put the next guy in and...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Jerod Mayo still missing, Nate Solder injured in walkthrough

As is customary for the team before a game, the Eagles and Patriots ran through a light walkthrough today at practice.So, the biggest news to come out of today really has to do with attendance.Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo was missing for the third straight practice. No injury has been reported and so we are all in the dark as to what is keeping him out. Big names like Michael Hoomanwanui...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Week: 5 matchups to watch

Sproles is one of many tough matchups in the Eagles vaunted offense. Bill Striecher/USA Today SportsLast week, I took a look at five matchups to watch as the Patriots traveled to Virginia to take on the Redskins in three joint practices leading up to their preseason opener. The Pats will be back at it this week, this time hosting the Eagles in joint practices tomorrow and Wednesday...
Via Patriots Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallett's limitations trumped by Garoppolo's potential; Patriots find a "Gamer"

Assessing a team's overall performance in the first preseason game is akin to going on a blind date: You spend most of your time trying to get to know the other person, then when it's over you sit in the car wondering if you want a handshake or a kiss.For certain, the New England Patriots' Thursday night loss to the Washington Redskins gave us every reason to drop them...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Solder leads Patriots offensive line struggles

The Redskins Brian Orakpo beats the Patriots Nate Solder and sacks Ryan Mallett (photo by Keith Nordstrom of the New England Patriots)The New England Patriots lost 23-6 to the Washington Redskins in Maryland last night. It wasn’t close and it wasn’t pretty. Patriots quarterbacks were 14 of 25. Patriots runningbacks ran 24 times for a mere 63 yards. They were a mediocre six of...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Patriots’ Nate Solder Has $10K Ring Stolen From House By Contractor

New England Patriots starting left tackle Nate Solder might invest in a safe before he leaves contractors alone in his Foxboro home again. Police told The Herald News that Manuel Faria, who was insulating Solder’s attic, stole a $10,000 Tiffany ring belonging to Solder’s girlfriend in April and pawned it for $150. Faria was arrested this week on a single count of larceny under...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Police: Worker stole $10K ring from Nate Solder's home

All I can say is, this shady contractor/thief got played big time by a pawn shop… According to police, a Fall River, Massachusetts man working at the home of New England Patriots OL Nate Solder stole a $10,000 Tiffany diamond ring belonging to Solder’s girlfriend, then sold it to a pawn shop for a measly $150. Then on top of that, he was of course busted for the crime. Manuel...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots O-line still working to get back to 100 percent

BY DAN BEGNOCHEAs OTAs hit the halfway point for the New England Patriots, there have been some sizeable absences thus far among the masses. About 1,000 combined pounds worth, to be precise.Finishing up Day 6 of the team’s 10-day workout schedule, three big bodies have yet to enter into full-speed team activities – starting left tackle Nate Solder, starting right tackle Sebastian...
Via AFC East Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? New England Patriots OT Nate Solder not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots post-draft roster breakdown: Offensive line

With the off-season workouts started, rookies working to learn the playbook, and the coaches assessing the depth chart there is a clearer picture of what the New England Patriots 2014 roster will look like at training camp this summer. Undrafted Free Agent signings are just about complete with teams having just a few roster spots open. This continues the off-season series analyzing...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: New England Patriots

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. Last week, I graded the New York Jets draft. That article can be found here: Continuing along with grading 2011 drafts, up next is the New England Patriots. Going into the 2011 draft, the Pats were seen...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2011 ESPN Draft - New England Patriots 17th Draft Pick Nate...

2011 ESPN Draft - New England Patriots 17th Draft Pick Nate Solder Colorado Buffalo (by THEENWFG)
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Caserio: Patriots Won’t Pass On Good Player In Draft To Fill Need

The New England Patriots selected two wide receivers last year, but they could address the position again in the 2014 NFL draft. Director of player personnel Nick Caserio said the Patriots don’t want to pass on a good player just because it might not fill an immediate need. Caserio pointed to when the Patriots selected offensive tackle Nate Solder No. 17 overall in the 2011 draft...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots pick up Nate Solder’s option

The New England Patriots have picked up the fifth-year option of offensive lineman Nate Solder. Can confirm earlier reports of the Pats exercising 5th year option on Nate Solder. Absolute no brainer #patriotstalk — Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) April 24, 2014 Solder has only missed one game over the past two years. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots pick up Nate Solder's $7.4 million option for 2015

Solder will be a Patriot for the next two yearsAccording to multiple reports, the Patriots have exercised the fifth year option on left tackle Nate Solder's rookie contract. Solder will stay under contract for one more year at a cost of $7.4 million.Every first round pick of the 2011 draft had a CBA mandated fifth-year team option tacked onto their four-year rookie deals. Players...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots exercise Nate Solder’s fifth-year option

The New England Patriots have exercised the fifth-year option on left tackle Nate Solder’s contract. One more player officially had his 5th year option exercised on Wednesday – T Nate Solder (New England) — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 23, 2014 Solder will be paid the average salary of the top 25 players at offensive lineman, minus the top three. The projected...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

RPT: Patriots exercise fifth-year option on Solder

BY SCOTT BAINESNate Solder has started 44 of the 47 regular season games he’s played in for the New England Patriots over his first three NFL seasons.That, and his ever-improving play, gave the Patriots enough reason to exercise the fifth-year option on the left tackle's contract. The move, which was expected, was first reported by CBS Sports Wednesday and confirmed by multiple...
Via AFC East Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots exercise 2015 option on Nate Solder’s contract

Teams have until May 3 to exercise fifth-year options on contracts given to first-round picks in 2011 and many teams have already gone ahead and locked up productive players well ahead of the deadline. You can add the Patriots to that list. Jason LaCanfora of reports that the Patriots have decided to exercise the option on tackle Nate Solder’s contract. It shouldn’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Exercise OT Nate Solder’s Fifth-Year Option

  Jason LaCanfora of reports that the Patriots have exercised LT Nate Solder‘s fifth-year option. This move will run the Patriots $7.438 million for the 2015 season. However, the figure is only guaranteed for injury, so they could always work out a long-term deal that would reduce his salary.  Solder, 26, was entering the final year of his rookie contract and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Exercise Nate Solder’s Fifth-Year Option In Contract

Nate Solder will spend at least two more seasons with the New England Patriots. The Patriots exercised the fifth-year option in Solder’s contract,’s Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday. Solder signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year as a rookie in 2011, when he was drafted No. 17 overall in the NFL draft. Solder will earn $7.4 million in 2015...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
March 31, 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

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
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