Dec 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (76) during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers won 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Sebastian Vollmer Re-sgins with Patriots. Andre Smith Up Next


 

 

Coming into today, the best offensive tackles on the open market were Bengals tackle Andre Smith and the New England Patriots’  Sebastian Vollmer. You can scratch Vollmer off that list now:

 

 

Vollmer has started 44 of 51 regular season games and all five game postseason games he’s been active for the Patriots. Vollmer was limited to just seven regular and postseason games in the 2011 regular season by a back injury, but did start 15 regular season games and both of New England’s playoff games in 2012.

With his signing, Andre Smith will look at his deal and use it in his negotiating with the Bengals for a long-term deal, in which he is asking for around $9 million per year. 

Expect to see significant movement in his contract talks with the Bengals, and a deal to be reached before the end of March.

 

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