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Nate Solder | Tackle | #77

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 325
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / NE
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Patriots LT Nate Solder (hamstring) is active for Week 2 against the Dolphins.
The blindside protector was sidelined for Week 1. Sep 18 - 12:03 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 11:00 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.
Sep 10 - 11:50 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.
Jul 27 - 7:44 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

Patriots LT Nate Solder will have an MRI on his injured elbow Monday.

Solder injured the elbow Week 5 against the Cowboys. He said it was "too hard to tell" if the injury is serious following the game. His status will be updated following the exam.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder was forced from New England's Week 5 game against the Cowboys with an elbow injury, and will not return.

Solder was struggling mightily before departing, getting whipped by DE Greg Hardy. Solder remained on the sideline following his injury, suggesting it's not that serious.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Patriots signed LT Nate Solder to a two-year, $20.62 million extension through 2017.

Solder will play 2015 on his fifth-year option of $7.4 million. He had a down 2014 season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 44 tackle and struggling badly in pass protection, giving up 29 combined sacks, hits, and hurries. But Solder is one of the mainstays on what has been an ever-changing Patriots line. As part of the deal, Solder can't be franchise-tagged after the 2017 season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Patriots LT Nate Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April of 2014.

Thankfully, the cancer was limited to one testicle and had not spread. So doctors removed it and Solder was back on the field for workouts in June. The 27-year-old went on to start every game at left tackle during the Patriots' Super Bowl run and is now trying to raise awareness about a disease that affects 1-in-263 men.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 08:55:00 AM

Patriots exercised LT Nate Solder's fifth-year club option for 2015.

Solder, the 17th overall pick out of Colorado in the 2011 draft, has started 44 of a possible 48 regular-season games since entering the league and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 left tackle in 2013. He excels both in pass protection and as a run blocker. Solder will earn a little over $7 million in 2015.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Solder has suffered concussions in each of his last two games and will be held out this week against the Ravens. Logan Mankins will likely move over from left guard to replace Solder in the starting lineup.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:16:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (head) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. In two straight weeks, Solder has sustained a head injury. And in two straight weeks, he's going to suit up the following Sunday. Solder has been an anchor on Tom Brady's blind side this year, grading out as the league's No. 7 left tackle according to Pro Football Focus.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder was forced from New England's Week 15 game against the Dolphins with a "head" injury, and will not return.

Solder's "head" injury is almost certainly a concussion, which would be his second in as many weeks after the Patriots rushed him back for Week 15. It's a troubling development, and has Solder very dicey for Week 16. LG Logan Mankins has kicked over to left tackle, with Josh Kline checking in at left guard.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder has passed his concussion test.

Solder suffered a concussion in last week's win over the Browns, but won't end up missing any time. He was limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday and is fully expected to play despite being listed as questionable.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Patriots LT Nate Solder (concussion) returned to practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. Solder has already been cleared after his concussion was discovered following Sunday's win over the Browns. Tom Brady will almost certainly have his blind-side protector this week.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:04:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Da'Ron Brown
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski