The man who protects Tom Brady’s blind side was rewarded with a hefty contract extension Wednesday.
New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder was given a two-year contract extension worth a reported $20.62 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Solder, who was named a team captain Tuesday, has a clause in contract that prohibits the Patriots from using the franchise or transition tag on him, a source told Schefter.
With the new contract, Solder is signed with the Patriots through the 2017 season.
The 27-year-old was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Colorado. Solder has played in all but one game in his four-year career, starting 60 of a possible 64 games.
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