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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Bills "D" not getting it done vs. AFC East

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Bills' defense, especially up front, is not living up to its lofty expectations in two division losses.

Jets sign FB Hilliard

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Jets signed FB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday and waived WR Patrick Turner.

Dolphins sign WR Gaffney, release WR Naanee

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Dolphins signed WR Jabar Gaffney and released WR Legedu Naanee, the team announced Tuesday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East standings may look close, but Week Four proved that the Patriots are still ahead of the class.

Pats dominate second half, rally to beat Bills

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives and the Patriots rolled to a 52-28 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Patriots' new safeties getting positive early reviews

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Patriots needed to upgrade their safety position opposite Patrick Chung, and their two additions are working out nicely.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.

Patriots release TE Winslow

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
TE Kellen Winslow asked for and received his release from the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN first reported.

Raiders sign veteran DE Carter

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran DE Andre Carter, the team announced Wednesday. They cut second-year OT Joe Barksdale.

League fines Belichick $50,000

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $50,000 for “impermissible physical contact with an official.”

Patriots sign DL McClain

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed DL Terrell McClain on Wednesday and released DL Marcus Forston.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets are tied atop the AFC East with records of 2-1, and the Patriots are below .500 for the first time in nine years.

Ravens fight back to top Patriots

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. ET
Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Ravens a 31-30 victory over the Patriots.

Patriots sign Winslow, re-sign Branch, Koutouvides

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed TE Kellen Winslow and re-signed WR Deion Branch and LB Niko Koutouvides.

Report: TE Winslow agrees with Patriots

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 8:42 a.m. ET
The Patriots and TE Kellen Winslow Jr. have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, ESPN's James Walker reported Tuesday. 

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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