Solder: Patriots 'moving on' without Vollmer

Solder: Patriots 'moving on' without Vollmer
October 28, 2013, 7:00 pm
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FOXBORO -- It's no surprise that the New England Patriots will take on the "next man up" mentality, instead of sobbing over offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer's broken right leg.

Vollmer broke a bone in that right leg during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Vollmer had surgery today. With that, fellow offensive tackle Nate Solder reacted to the news, and as expected, he was already moving on with Marcus Cannon as Vollmer's replacement.

"The coaches are going to do a great job, they always do," said Solder on Monday. "[Scarnecchia] has great guys, and I know [Vollmer]'s backups are going to be great players.

"It's just one of those things that happens in an NFL season, and we work through it and keep playing."

Solder said he has yet to talk to Vollmer since he was carted off the field on Sunday. Then again, he's already moved on, while acknowledging that since all the starters and backups practice together, Vollmer's replacement will most certainly be on the same page as the rest of the offensive line.

"It's always tough, it's always tough," said Solder. "But we've got to keep moving on."