FOXBORO, Mass. — The deadline for Sebastian Vollmer and Tre’ Jackson to begin practicing has passed, meaning the two New England Patriots offensive linemen won’t play this season. Players who begin the season on the physically unable to perform list have until Tuesday of Week 12 to begin practicing.
Vollmer and Jackson will be placed on PUP/reserve, ending their seasons. Vollmer wasn’t expected to play this season with multiple injuries. Jackson had offseason knee surgery that kept him off the field.
This news doesn’t change much for the Patriots moving forward this season. Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon will remain New England’s starting tackles, with Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason starting at guard and David Andrews playing center. Rookie Ted Karras is the Patriots’ reserve interior offensive lineman, and Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle are their reserve offensive tackles.
Vollmer might have played his last snap with New England. He’s a free agent after the season, and Cannon, also a free agent this offseason, has played very well in his stead.
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