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Season over for Sebastian Vollmer, Tre’ Jackson 11.23.16 at 10:18 am ET
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Sebastian Vollmer

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.

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Patriots officially get down to 75 players following series of roster moves 08.30.16 at 6:00 pm ET
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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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RB Dion Lewis, OL Sebastian Vollmer officially placed on PUP to start season at 5:30 pm ET
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Dion Lewis

Dion Lewis

FOXBORO — It appears the Patriots will officially be without Dion Lewis and Sebastian Vollmer to start the season.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Lewis will start the season on PUP and so will Vollmer, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter added Vollmer is “more likely than not” missing the entire 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
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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.”

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Mike Petraglia updates Tom Brady status, injuries of Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer, Shaq Mason 08.21.16 at 3:23 pm ET
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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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Report: OL Sebastian Vollmer likely to go on injured reserve; OL Shaq Mason has broken hand at 12:25 pm ET
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Sebastian Vollmer

The Dion Lewis injury news wasn’t the only bad news the Patriots received on Sunday, as their offensive line is banged up as well.

According to the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride, right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is likely heading to injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. He’s currently on PUP.

McBride also reports right guard Shaq Mason has a broken hand and the timetable for his return is unknown.

This explains why Mason didn’t play in Thursday’s second preseason game. Veteran lineman Josh Kline played in his place. With all of these injuries, it would appear the Patriots’ offensive line might look something like this Week 1 (from left-to-right): Nate Solder, Joe Thuney, David Andrews/Bryan Stork, Kline and Marcus Cannon.

It’s important to note with Vollmer and the possibility of injured reserve, the rule has changed this year as teams don’t need to designate a player to return, teams can simply choose a player who’s been on injured reserve for at least six weeks and activate him once he’s healthy enough to play again.

[UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran reports Vollmer is dealing with a hip issue.]

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Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Sebastian Vollmer among those not spotted on field prior to Patriots-Saints 08.11.16 at 7:07 pm ET
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Julian Edelman

FOXBORO — The following players were not spotted on the field prior to Thursday’s preseason game: wide receiver Julian Edelman, quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Chris Hogan, cornerback Logan Ryan, running back D.J. Foster, running back Dion Lewis, running back Donald Brown, safety Nate Ebner, tight end Bryce Williams, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson, defensive lineman Frank Kearse, offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper, offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer, wide receiver Danny Amendola and wide receiver Keshawn Martin.

All other players, including Rob Gronkowski, were spotted on the field in full pads warming up. It’s unclear whether or not he plays.

Of the players not spotted, there really weren’t any surprises as most of those players have been held out of practice lately, seemingly nursing injuries.

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