Vollmer only Patriots player missing from practice

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Vollmer only Patriots player missing from practice

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- All but one Patriots player were present at the beginning of Wednesday's fully-padded practice at Gillette Stadium, as the team prepares for its Week 1 game with the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

That one player was offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer, who did not play in the Patriots final preseason game and has not practiced since.

If Vollmer is unavailable for Monday night's game against the Dolphins, rookie Nate Solder would most likely fill in at right tackle. It would be a baptism by fire for Solder if he is tasked with blocking Dolphins elite pass-rusher Cameron Wake.

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Gronkowski put on IR, officially ending his season

Gronkowski put on IR, officially ending his season

The Patriots have placed Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, officially ending the injured tight end's season. 

The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster. 

Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.

More to come...