Vollmer expected to play, Light misses Media Day with illness

AP

It looks like the Patriots will get their starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer back in the lineup for the Super Bowl for the first time since Week 12.

Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia told WEEI that Vollmer will play in the Super Bowl. It’s unclear if Vollmer will start over rookie Nate Solder. At the very least, we’d expect Vollmer to get some snaps as a sixth offensive lineman.

Dante Scarnecchia’s information continues the surprising amount of injury information New England has provided this week. Bill Belichick has updated Rob Gronkowski and Vollmer’s practice status, even though he wasn’t required to. Running back Stevan Ridley says he’ll be active for the game.

It’s possible Vollmer will have to work more this week because starting left tackle Matt Light is sick. Light missed media availability on Monday and Media Day on Tuesday because of an illness, Phil Perry of CSNNE.com confirmed.

We’re not sure if Light missed practice Monday, but it would still be a huge surprise if his availability was in doubt for the game.