The offensive tackle market has been dry all offseason and many had hoped things would pick up once the top available tackle Jake Long signed with the St. Louis Rams. That didn’t seem to be the case. There are still a number of quality offensive tackles available in free agency, but now there is one less thanks to the New England Patriots re-signing one of their own.
Reports surfaced on Sunday morning that the Patriots and their right tackle Sebastian Vollmer have agreed to a deal.
Field Yates of ESPN Boston first passed along the news:
Filed to ESPN Boston: the Patriots and free agent OT Sebastian Vollmer have reached an agreement on a new contract.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 24, 2013
The four-year deal is expected to be signed on Monday, but no financial terms were immediately available.
Injury questions — a post-season knee surgery and back concerns — were a big part of why teams did not go after Vollmer as much as he would have hoped. He is a very talented right tackle and the New England Patriots had hoped to find a way to bring him back to town. They did just that.
Score another one for the Hoody.