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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

Report: Patriots unanimously vote to recertify

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots were the first team to vote for recertification of the NFLPA, and they did so unanimously.

Mankins puts Patriots at ease with quick decision

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
It took only a few hours for the Patriots to answer the biggest question facing them heading into the 2011 season. Pro Bowl OLG Logan Mankins agreed to sign his franchise tender.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots OG Mankins to sign franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots' biggest question mark in this chaotic week of free agency, OG Logan Mankins, will sign his franchise tender.

Report: Patriots to cut OLB Banta-Cain

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release OLB Tully Banta-Cain on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.

Report: Patriots to release CB Carter

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots informed CB Tony Carter they will release him, Fox31's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday morning.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Patriots LB Banta-Cain has surgery for abdominal tear

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery last Friday for an abdominal tear, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines when training camp opens.

NFLPA will remain quiet Friday out of respect to Krafts

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement Friday morning saying that the organization will not issue any statements Friday as the league mourns the loss of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner, passes away

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and mother of team president Jonathan Kraft, passed away early Wednesday morning.

Report: Mankins and Jackson ask for free agency or money

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Patriots OG Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit, have asked for special deals as part of the suit's settlement.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Patriots rookie Cannon almost done with cancer treatments

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Patriots fifth-round draft choice OL Marcus Cannon will complete his chemo therapy this week after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April.

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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