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Nate Solder | Tackle | #76

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 325
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / NE
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Giants LT Nate Solder (knee) is "all good" after getting rolled up in Thursday's minicamp session.
Solder got rolled up from behind and then trapped at the bottom of a pile. He was a little worried about his status afterward, but tests brought back good news. The G-Men are counting on Solder transforming what has long been one of the league's worst lines. Jun 14 - 3:23 PM

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Giants LT Nate Solder tweaked his leg in a pileup in Thursday's minicamp session.

Coach Pat Shurmur said he believed Solder was "fine," but Solder wasn't quite as optimistic. "I hope so," Solder said when asked if he was OK. "It hurts a little bit, but I don't know. I'm not a doctor. No one said anything to me." Solder was spotted walking without a brace or limp. Solder apparently got rolled up on a non-contact play — as all are in minicamp — and somewhere along the line a brawl broke out (not featuring Solder). The G-Men gave Solder $35 million guaranteed in free agency. A serious injury would be a devastating blow.
Source: SNY
Jun 14 - 1:52 PM

Giants signed LT Nate Solder, formerly of the Patriots, to a four-year, $62 million contract.

The contract includes $35 million guaranteed and makes Solder the highest-paid tackle in football. Solder also drew heavy interest from the Broncos, Browns, Texans and of course, his old team, the Patriots. The 29-year-old has never received any All-Pro recognition or even gone to a Pro Bowl, but he's a solid veteran starter and should be a huge upgrade on draft bust Ereck Flowers at left tackle. Back in Foxboro, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle are the leading in-house candidates to replace Solder on Tom Brady's blind side.
Mar 14 - 10:45 AM

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports the Giants are interested in free agent LT Nate Solder.

New York had its heart set on Andrew Norwell, but he signed with Jacksonville. Solder wouldn't be a bad consolation prize, though the Giants will face plenty of competition for his services. In addition to the Giants, Solder is also being pursued by the Browns, Broncos, Texans and of course, the team he's spent his entire career with, the New England Patriots.
Mar 13 - 5:31 PM

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports the Browns are "making a big run" at free agent LT Nate Solder.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Joe Thomas has yet to decide if he will play in 2018, but this news suggests the Browns expect him to retire. Solder is easily the best tackle on the market, and Cleveland has the money to price everyone else out if they want him. The Texans and Broncos have also been linked.
Mar 13 - 9:34 AM

NBC Boston's Michael Giardi reports interest in free agent Nate Solder is "off the charts," and that the Texans and Broncos appear to be "at the head of the class."

The MMQB's Peter King reported earlier Monday Houston is expected to be "all over" Solder. The Texans have a glaring need at left tackle after trading Duane Brown last season.
Mar 12 - 1:59 PM

MMQB's Peter King believes the Texans will be "all over" free agent LT Nate Solder.

Offensive line is Houston's biggest need, and getting Solder to fill the gap at left tackle would allow them to move 2017 fourth-rounder Julie'n Davenport to the right side. Solder will have no shortage of suitors, however, including the Patriots. Solder is expected to command at least $12 million per year on his next deal.
Source: MMQB
Mar 12 - 11:08 AM

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald expects free agent LT Nate Solder to field offers "north of" $12 million annually.

Solder's preference is to stay with New England and while he could take somewhat of a hometown discount to make that happen, Howe cautions that the Patriots must field a "competitive" offer or risk losing him. Per Howe, Solder can probably expect an offer in the range of $52 million over four years or two years for $28 million if he's looking to sign a short-term deal. If Solder leaves, LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming would be the leading in-house candidates to replace him at left tackle.
Mar 4 - 8:53 AM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports impending free agent LT Nate Solder plans to continue his career.

There were rumors Solder was considering retirement, but it would have been surprising to see him walk away. He is only 30 (in April) and is set to be the best tackle available in a weak market. Howe reports the Patriots and Solder have yet to open contract negotiations.
Mar 1 - 11:42 AM

Free agent LT Nate Solder says he wants to continue playing.

Solder is considering retirement but the early signs suggest he'll return. The Patriots want him back but may have trouble signing him after he settled for a team-friendly deal in 2015. The Boston Herald expects Solder to command $12 million annually.
Feb 10 - 4:02 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (hamstring) is active for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

The blindside protector was sidelined for Week 1.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:03:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Solder has said he plans to play this week, and starting off with even a limited practice is a good sign. He will likely play. Solder managed just four games last season because of a torn bicep.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 1.

The Pats also ruled out RG Jonathan Cooper (foot), in addition to Rob Gronkowski (hamstring). Backup RG Shaq Mason (hand) is listed as questionable. The Patriots lost RT Sebastian Vollmer (shoulder) and RB Dion Lewis (knee) to reserve/PUP in the preseason. Tom Brady is suspended. On Sunday night, this extremely shorthanded offense will take on a Cardinals defense that shuts down enemy rushing attacks and blitzes with the highest frequency in football. Jimmy Garoppolo's first-ever regular season start could be an ugly one.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:50:00 AM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (calf) has been cleared for training camp.

He missed OTAs and minicamp, but his status was never in doubt. Solder has a $10.32 million cap number this season.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder will miss the rest of the season with a torn bicep.

Solder's injury was initially labeled as an elbow issue, so this comes as a big surprise. It's a huge loss for New England, even if Solder wasn't playing that well on Tom Brady's blind side. Look for Marcus Cannon to step in at left tackle, as the Patriots continue to sort out the interior of their offensive line. Solder just signed a two-year, $20.62 million extension through 2017 last month.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 12:48:00 PM

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