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Vollmer expected to play, Light misses Media Day with illness

M. Lighthat 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.

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7 Responses to “Vollmer expected to play, Light misses Media Day with illness”
  1. mikeeg says: Jan 31, 2012 4:16 PM

    Patsies are done…

  2. mikewasserson says: Jan 31, 2012 4:24 PM

    “Illness”, huh? I can actually respect that. I wouldn’t want to be surrounded by loser media amateurs prancing around in Superman costumes asking moronic questions either. Media Day is 8 steps below the Pro Bowl.

  3. rj88888 says: Jan 31, 2012 4:48 PM

    When I saw the picture I thought Jared Allen switched to an offensive lineman for the AFC champs.

  4. rebel21das says: Jan 31, 2012 4:51 PM

    Nice to see Vollmer back in the line up, Light should be fine…….when is this game getting here, Go Pats!

  5. unkrautsalat says: Jan 31, 2012 4:54 PM

    Good. I’ll never root for the Patriots, but it would certainly help Football alot in Germany if Sebastian Vollmer could play on sunday. That would get a lot of media attention, and maybe we wouldn’t have to play on fu*king high school fields.

  6. habsman says: Jan 31, 2012 5:10 PM

    Maybe Light is aFrady like all the Pats are aFrady of the Giants. Right Giant fans?

    Just hope the Pats find the courage to show up on Sunday. And hope those big mean Giants dont hurt them too bad.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 31, 2012 8:29 PM

    Pats fans acting like Vollmer is going to neutralize Tuck. I just don’t understand why people can’t be objective.

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