Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

New England Patriots lose Nate Solder to New York Giants

New England Patriots lose Nate Solder to New York Giants

Patriots left tackle Nate Solder, center, in action against the Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2016.

The Giants also intend to sign outside linebacker Kareem Martin, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the NFL Network.

The 29-year-old, drafted in the first round (17th overall), has started 95 games since entering the league in 2011. Bill Belichick's fondness for special teams is well-known, and the coach had high praise for the player before the team's eventual win in Super Bowl XLIX. With the legal tampering underway, I'd certainly expect Solder be connected to a numerous amount of teams, including the Texans.

Who Can Replace Solder To Protect Brady's Blind Side? The two-year-deal displays the team's lasting confidence in Ebner, whose age and injury history would typically be concerning for other teams.

The New England Patriots tough start to free agency continued Wednesday. Rather than accepting an extension from the Pats, Solder waited it out and hit unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career.

Gettleman has acted swiftly to remake an offensive line that was at the root of the team's problems last season and a major reason the Giants moved on from GM Jerry Reese. Pugh is a free agent. At 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, Flowers looks more like a tackle than a guard, but players with his size and bulk have made the transition. Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey, Orlando Brown, and Kolton Miller likely have the best chance of earning a starting left tackle role at the next level. Lewis is a good example of that, as the team originally signed him on February 6, 2015, in a move that was an afterthought to many at the time. Robinson, 30, who had 18 pass deflections and four interceptions last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, is signing with New Orleans. He has allowed 35.5 sacks in his career, an average of about five sacks per season.

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