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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

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills are counting on Shawne Merriman to regain the pass-rushing effectiveness that made him so feared when he was in San Diego. PFW looks inside the AFC East clubs.

Report: Patriots to host WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have scheduled a workout with veteran WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Patriots sign LB Koutouvides

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Niko Koutouvides on Sunday, a veteran special-teams player.

Patriots RB Ridley makes solid first impression

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie Stevan Ridley got an opportunity to make a name for himself early in camp and in the team's first preseason game, and he thrived in the spotlight.

Patriots add OL Roth, cut two veterans

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed undrafted rookie OL Zack Roth and cut OL Chris Morris and DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mallett outplays Gabbert as Patriots thump Jaguars

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a loss to the  Patriots.

Reports: Patriots, Mankins agree on six-year deal

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Just hours after Patriots owner Robert Kraft said they were going to make Logan Mankins a "Patriot for life," the three-time Pro Bowler agreed to a six-year deal.

Patriots add OG Wetterer, cut S Ventrone

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots claimed rookie OG Mark Wetterer off waivers and waived first-year S Ross Ventrone on Wednesday.

Patriots dedicate 2011 to Myra Kraft

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Tuesday that they will dedicate the 2011 season to the memory of Myra Kraft, the wife of owner Robert Kraft, who died on July 20.

Preseason power rankings

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
In PFW's preseason edition of the power rankings, the defending champion Packers start 2011 where they ended the 2010 season, on top.

Patriots re-sign Gerard Warren, cut McGowan

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Monday that they have re-signed DL Gerard Warren and released S Brandon McGowan.

Report: FS Goldson re-signs with 49ers

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
FS Dashon Goldson has decided to return to the 49ers after spending Sunday meeting with the Patriots in New England.

Patriots add DE Carter

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued to add veteran D-linemen, agreeing to terms with former Redskins DE Andre Carter on Sunday.

Ellis to leave Jets, sign with Patriots

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
In a surprising move, veteran DE Shaun Ellis signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on Sunday, pending a physical.   

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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