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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

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Wilson rallies Seahawks in upset over Patriots

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the Patriots 24-23 Sunday.

Report: Patriots' Hernandez likely to play

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez looks likely to play Sunday at Seattle, Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Saturday. 

The Pro Game: Ridley, Sabol, Lombardi and Pink

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk gives us his thoughts on the New England running game, on footballers in pink, plus a pair of stories from the ancient days.

Faulk retires after 13 years with Patriots

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
It was tough for Kevin Faulk to leave football. Any hopes he had of staying, though, faded when the Patriots' running game made major strides.

Key matchup: Patriots wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on the Patriots' wide receivers vs. the Seahawks' cornerbacks in the New England-Seattle battle at CenturyLink Field.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins both looked strong in wins, while the Bills are reeling after a historic loss to the 49ers, and the Jets couldn't get past the Texans.

Former Patriots RB Faulk to announce retirement

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
RB Kevin Faulk will announce his retirement from the NFL in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.

Brady tops Manning behind Ridley's big game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley.

Key matchup: Broncos pass rushers vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
In what could be a shootout between Tom Brady’s Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Broncos, a key for Denver will be the pass rush.

Improved Wendell helping solidify Pats' O-line

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Patriots C Ryan Wendell was third-string player at the position in the summer, and he is now starting and showing vast improvement.

Redskins QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Patriots re-sign LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed LB Bobby Carpenter on Wednesday and released DL Terrell McClain.

Brady-Manning rematch highlights action

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines as we take an early look at the Week Five games, led by Tom Brady being paid a visit by Peyton Manning.

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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