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Nate Solder - #77 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 04/12/1988
Birthplace Denver, CO
College Colorado
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 17th pick by Patriots

Patriots equipment manager dies of leukemia

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Don Brocher, the Patriots' equipment manager and longest tenured employee, lost his battle with leukemia late Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Patriots shut out Dolphins, earn playoff bye

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Dolphins.

Report: Patriots' Gronkowski likely to play Sunday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is likely to play Sunday vs. Miami, according to Comcast SportsNet New England. 

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. Dolphins run defense

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Stopping Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing game is tough enough, but Miami can pull off an upset if it can stop New England’s running game. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Patriots hold off Jaguars for 11th win

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two touchdown passes, and the playoff-bound Patriots held on to beat the woeful Jaguars 23-16 Sunday.

Patriots getting improved play from Deaderick

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots third-year DL Brandon Deaderick has seen more playing time, taking snaps from DT Kyle Love, adding to an already strong D-line.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats stumble, Dolphins hanging on

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots’ winning streak came to an end in a wild Sunday night loss to the 49ers and the Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes on life support.

49ers withstand Patriots' comeback, clinch playoff spot

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers earned a playoff berth by withstanding a stunning comeback by New England from a 28-point deficit to beat the Patriots 41-34.

No surprise when Patriots re-sign WR Branch

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Observers were far from surprised when New England brought back former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to add depth to an injury-riddled position.

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. 49ers run defense

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2011
Solder, a first-round draft pick out of Colorado, has been impressive in training camp and preseason for the Patriots. Now, with starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer missing practice again Friday and expected to be sidelined for Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins, Solder figures to move from his usual left tackle position to the right side.||||||| Solder says he is ready for the challenge, although "I don't know exactly what's been going on with that (Vollmer's injury), but I'm going to play wherever they need me to play."
Posted Aug. 04, 2011
Solder has signed with New England and joined the Patriots at training camp.||||||| Coach Bill Belichick said Thursday that the Solder deal was done and the 319-pound offensive lineman would be practicing with the team in the afternoon. Solder was a first-team All-American last year at Colorado and started in 36 games during his college career, including four as a tight end. He is the last of New England's first six picks to sign.
Posted April 28, 2011
The Patriots used the 17th pick on Thursday night on Nate Solder, a first-team All-America player last year who lined up for every offensive snap for Colorado as a senior. They had taken another 6-foot-8 tackle, Sebastian Vollmer, two years ago and he started every game for them last season. And Matt Light has been the starting left tackle the past 10 seasons.||||||| Solder missed just two snaps in his last three seasons at left tackle where he protected the quarterback's blind side. He never played the right side in college, and coach Bill Belichick said he will be a left tackle in the NFL. "There's a lot of things he'll have to improve on. He's a smart kid, a hard worker," Belichick said. "For a big guy, he moves very well."

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