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Sunday, 24 March 2013 14:45

Yates: Patriots to resign OL Vollmer to new contract

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With defense being the main focus of the New England Patriots offseason so far, the team turned it's direction on Sunday afternoon by reportedly coming to a deal to resign free agent right tackle Sebastian Vollmer to a four year deal. The news was first reported by Field Yates from ESPNBoston.com.

The news doesn't come as much of a surprise since the Patriots needed to add additional pieces to their 2013 roster especially a few offensive lineman. Vollmer, who missed only one game for the Patriots last season, has been a reliable tackle for the team since being drafted in the second round in 2009. There were questions on his health after he underwent minor knee surgery in February but it seems like the organization felt he was cable of being ready for training camp and continue to be a force on the offensive line.

Expect the Patriots to add one or two more experienced offensive lineman before the start training camp despite Vollmer and Will Svitek signings to build competition during camp.