|Watch Sebastian Vollmer teach Julian Edelman how to speak German||02.04.17 at 1:21 pm ET|
In a season-long series “Sea Bass’ School of Football” Sebastian Vollmer teaches Patriots players how to speak German using football plays.
This week it was Julian Edelman, and while it didn’t live up to Tom Brady’s episode, it still was pretty good.
— NFL Deutschland (@NFLDeutschland) February 4, 2017
|Watch Tom Brady try to speak German in hilarious video with Sebastian Vollmer||01.18.17 at 3:35 pm ET|
With Sebastian Vollmer being out for the year, he’s had some free time on his hands.
Over the course of the year he’s done a series called “Seabass’ School of Football” where he brings different Patriots players on set and teaches them German.
This week was Tom Brady and it was pretty funny.
Tom Brady visits Seabass’ School of Football. https://t.co/R0p9VzCLxo
— Sebastian Vollmer (@SebVollmer) January 18, 2017
|Season over for Sebastian Vollmer, Tre’ Jackson||11.23.16 at 10:18 am ET|
The season is officially over Sebastian Vollmer and Tre’ Jackson.
The two offensive linemen will not be able to return in 2016 as both players will be moved from the PUP list to injured reserve.
As ESPN’s Field Yates points out, league rules mandate that players on the NFL’s reserve PUP and NFI list who had not been practicing by Tuesday are ineligible to play for the rest of the season.
Running back Dion Lewis was one of the players to come off PUP this season. He began practicing on Oct. 27, was activated on Nov. 12, the day before the game with Seattle and saw his first action last Sunday against San Francisco.
Vollmer underwent shoulder surgery in the summer and wasn’t able to get back to 100 percent. There were initial reports that Vollmer would head immediately to IR but the team held him back on PUP just in case he was able to make it back.
There is serious question now as to whether the 32-year-old Vollmer, a starting right tackle drafted in the second round by the Patriots in 2009, has played his final down with the team. He is a free agent this offseason.
As for Jackson, the second-year guard out of Florida State had a knee scope in the spring and was never able to get back to full strength.
|Patriots officially get down to 75 players following series of roster moves||08.30.16 at 6:00 pm ET|
FOXBORO — The Patriots are now officially down to 75 players.
On Tuesday, the team released offensive lineman Keavon Milton, linebacker Ramon Humber and tight end Steven Scheu.
They also placed offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer and running back Dion Lewis on PUP to start the season. This means they can return following Week 6, but not after Week 11. In Vollmer’s case, it doesn’t look like he will play at all, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Patriots will play their fourth and final preseason game Thursday night against the Giants before rosters need to be cut down to the final 53 players by Saturday.
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FOXBORO — It appears the Patriots will officially be without Dion Lewis and Sebastian Vollmer to start the season.
Players on PUP can return following Week 6, but before Week 11.
This is not much of a surprise for either player.
Lewis reportedly needs a “clean-up” surgery on his knee, but involving the ACL he tore last season and Vollmer is reportedly dealing with a number of injuries, including his hip and shoulder.
[UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.: These moves were made official by the team.]
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|Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon ready to take ‘long’ road to replace Sebastian Vollmer ‘one brick at a time’||08.22.16 at 1:30 pm ET|
FOXBORO — These are interesting times for Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon.
The pair of offensive tackles are now front and center on the offensive line with the news over the weekend that Sebastian Vollmer could miss significant time or even the season with a bad hip.
“I love Sebastian,” Solder said. “Whatever he needs or whatever it is, I’ll always be there for him. Sebastian is an awesome guy. He’s one of my best friends. There’s so many things but as a group, we just have to move forward.”
What the Patriots need from Solder and Cannon will be consistency. With Solder slotted at left tackle, Cannon steps into right tackle, a position has had held down since the start of camp since Vollmer has not been able to actively practice at all.
“Wherever they want you to go, they have trust in you and you trust them,” Cannon said. “That’s what it is. If they want you play, that must mean they have trust for you to play in that position, wherever they put me.”
That consistency started to show last Thursday against the Bears with a good effort that produced a solid run game to complement Jimmy Garoppolo, especially in the second quarter.
“I think we definitely made an emphasis of it that week and going forward, there’s a lot of things we need to emphasize and improve on. I think that’s one of the steps where we improved and hopefully, we can continue to improve going forward,” Solder said. “We’ve had some pretty exciting games, I think. I know I’ve been excited to be back in some games. It’s been fun the whole preseason. We’ve taken it pretty seriously.
“There may have been but we’re never satisfied because we have a long ways to go. The way we practice, the way we play, whoever is out there, we’re ready to go. That’s kind of our philosophy on that.”
|Mike Petraglia updates Tom Brady status, injuries of Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer, Shaq Mason||08.21.16 at 3:23 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Sunday was a big day of injury news in Foxboro as Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer and Shaq Mason are all reportedly dealing with injuries. Meanwhile, Tom Brady has been excused for the next two days for what’s being termed “non injury-related” reasons. WEEI’s Mike Petraglia has the details.
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