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Report: Patriots plan to release OT Sebastian Vollmer

Report: Patriots plan to release OT Sebastian Vollmer

The Patriots will release offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who spent all of last season on the physically unable to peform list with hip and shoulder injuries, rather than hold on to him at his $2.25 million salary next season, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported.

Vollmer, 32, a second-round pick in 2009 from Dusseldorf, Germany and the University of Houston, was a starting right tackle for most of his career in New England. His spot was filled in admirably this past season by Marcus Cannon.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that retirement is a possiblity for Vollmer.


 

BEST OF BST PODCAST: Gisele wants Tom Brady to retire?

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Gisele wants Tom Brady to retire?

0:41 - Jay Feely, former college teammate of Tom Brady at Michigan, says that Gisele asked him to convince Brady to retire. Tom Curran, Lou Merloni, and Kayce Smith discuss how long Brady will play for and if Gisele will have a say when he retires.

6:08 - Chris Mannix joins BST to talk about the team meeting that the Cavaliers players held about Kevin Love, where Isaiah Thomas was reportedly one of the players that spoke up.

11:47 - Phil Perry gives his Patriots grades for each position in the AFC Championship victory over the Jaguars.

16:47 - Tom Curran and Michael Holley discuss if the Eagles were the worst matchup for the Patriots to play in the Super Bowl.

QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: How much better are Eagles than Jags? What are Pats' biggest threats?

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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: How much better are Eagles than Jags? What are Pats' biggest threats?

Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran to discuss the Patriots-Eagles Superbowl matchup

(2:00) are Patriots fans becoming numb to their team going to the Super Bowl?

(8:00) Jerod Mayo joins Curran and Perry to discuss whether the excitement of going to the Super Bowl ever changes for players.

(11:00) Why was Blake Bortles and the Jaguars able to have success against the Patriots defense?

(20:00) Can the Eagles defense build off of what the Jaguars did to slow down the Patriots?

(24:00) Jerod Mayo on why the Patriots running backs were not as effective against the Jaguars.

(29:00) How much better are the Eagles than the Jaguars?

(30:00) How hard is it for opposing teams to keep their composure against the Patriots?

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