Pro Football Talk "Teams have until May 3 to exercise fifth-year options on contracts given to first-round picks in 2011 and many teams have already gone ahead and locked up productive players well ahead of the deadline. You can add the Patriots to that list. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that the..." April 23
Patriots announce that WR Kenbrell Thompkins and OT Nate Solder will not play tomorrow against #Ravens.
Starting left tackle Nate Solder (concussion) returns to practice, per @FieldYates. WR Aaron Dobson (foot) the lone absence today.
Starting LT Nate Solder & WR Aaron Dobson (foot) the lone absences at Patriots practice, per @FieldYates. OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) returns.
Boston Herald "Finally, Patriots left tackle Nate Solder has gotten a feel for a normal offseason. The 2011 first-round pick’s camp debut was held up due to the lockout, which stunted every second-year player’s growth during the following offseason. Even as strange as it sounds, young players need to learn..." April 04