The Patriots biggest problem in the 2015 was offensive line play, and most of the trouble occurred due to injury. The bug has struck again, and now right tackle Sebastian Vollmer appears to be headed to IR for a second straight season.
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe was the first to report the news. Here is his tweet:
This is another big blow to the Patriots offense, and Vollmer isn't as replaceable as Dion Lewis. Marcus Cannon will have to step up now that he's in the starter role, and rookie Joe Thuney is going to get every chance to show he can do the job too. With this injury, there is a very good chance that we've seen the last of Vollmer in a Patriots uniform.
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