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Sebastian Vollmer | Tackle | #76

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 325
College: Houston
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (58) / NE
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Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer and T/G Marcus Cannon "don't know their fates," according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Vollmer is regarded as one of the best tackles in football when healthy, so it would be somewhat surprising if the Pats cut him loose. Of course, we're dealing with Bill Belichick, who is notoriously ruthless in his handling of players perceived to be on the decline. Dumping Cannon seems like a no-brainer following his lackluster play in the postseason. Cutting both would free up $10 million in cap space. Feb 28 - 9:59 AM

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The Patriots have ruled out LT Sebastian Vollmer (knee), RE Chandler Jones (toe, abdomen), and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) for Week 17.

There's a chance the Pats could lose the AFC's No. 1 seed, but they aren't taking any chances with their banged-up players. The decision to deactivate so many key cogs may suggest a willingness to also rest some starters if New England gets up early on Miami. Vollmer and Jones are fully expected to be ready for the playoffs. Hightower is a bit less certain.
Jan 1 - 4:29 PM

CSN New England reports Patriots LT Sebastian Vollmer (knee) will likely sit out Week 17, but will return for the postseason.

It's a much needed break for the Patriots, who are just about at the point of no return with injuries. With the Pats having sewn up a first-round bye, Vollmer now has two weeks to rest before returning to action. L'Adrian Waddle or Cameron Fleming will man the blindside in Week 17, increasing the chances Tom Brady gets some rest.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 04:14:00 PM

The Patriots hope LT Sebastian Vollmer suffered only a sprain Week 16 against the Jets.

The team should know more following a Monday MRI, but the hope is he can return for the playoffs. Vollmer was rolled up from behind on the Patriots' first possession and had to be carted off the field. New England is dangerously thin at tackle.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Patriots LT Sebastian Vollmer was forced from New England's Week 16 game against the Jets with a left leg injury, and will not return.

Vollmer got rolled up from behind by multiple players on a Joey Iosefa run. He was carted off the field, and immediately ruled out for the day. Quick rule outs often suggest a serious injury. Vollmer, of course, was filling in for Nate Solder, who is out for the season. He's been replaced by Lions castoff LaAdrian Waddle. It's a big issue for the Pats.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Patriots LT Sebastian Vollmer (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Vollmer returned to limited practice this week and looks like he could get cleared for Monday night. The Patriots are also hoping to get RT Marcus Cannon (questionable, toe) and RG Tre' Jackson (questionable, knee) back this week.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Patriots LT Sebastian Vollmer exited Week 9 against the Redskins with a head injury.

He is questionable to return. Cameron Fleming will switch over to the left side with Bryan Stork, who was just activated off injured reserve-designated to return Saturday, playing right tackle. The Patriots are ridiculously beat up on the offensive line.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 02:44:00 PM

RT Sebastian Vollmer was forced from the Patriots' Week 2 game against the Bills with a finger injury, and is questionable to return.

Losing Vollmer shouldn't alter New England's game plan that drastically. He's been rotating with Marcus Cannon at right tackle.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer (shoulder) is participating as camp opens.

Vollmer underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum shortly after the Super Bowl. The top-11 tackle per PFF's grades is ready to go on the right side, opposite left tackle Nate Solder.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer (shoulder) could open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Vollmer didn’t get in any work during OTAs. He’ll be only five months removed from surgery for the start of camp. Vollmer is fully expected to be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer (shoulder) should be ready for the start of training camp next month.

Vollmer had surgery to repair a torn labrum shortly after last season. Despite playing hurt last year, the 29-year-old still finished 11th out of 84 qualifiers in PFF's offensive tackle ratings.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer underwent offseason shoulder surgery.

Vollmer's labrum bothered him throughout the year, though it didn't cost him any games. ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said Vollmer should be "ready for action when it counts." He's finished with positive grades from Pro Football Focus in both pass blocking and run blocking each of the last four seasons.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:23:00 AM

The Patriots have tweaked RT Sebastian Vollmer's contract.

The deal actually makes playing-time incentives easier for Vollmer to obtain. He'll earn an extra $1 million if he plays 70 percent of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season, and $2 million if that number rises to 80 percent. The previous thresholds were 80 and 90, respectively. Vollmer has played 91.2 percent of the Pats' snaps thus far.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer (leg) is participating in OTAs.

Vollmer broke his leg in October and should be full-go for training camp. He received extremely strong marks in pass protection last season.
Fri, May 30, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Patriots placed RT Sebastian Vollmer on injured reserve with a broken right leg, ending his season.

It's a huge blow for the Pats, as their offensive line had been one of the few areas of the team not racked by injury. Vollmer was playing some of the best football of his career, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 right tackle. He'll be replaced by third-year G/C Marcus Cannon. Signed through 2016, Vollmer will be back as the Patriots' right tackle next season, but the injury costs him a $1 million roster bonus. Vollmer is also losing out on playing-time incentives.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 05:29:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski