The New England Patriots have officially parted ways with Sebastian Vollmer, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates due mainly to injury concerns. Vollmer, 32 was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Houston.
Source: the Patriots have cut veteran OT Sebastian Vollmer.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 3, 2017
The Germany native played in 88 games, starting 80, over seven seasons for the Patriots. He started at right tackle in the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks two years ago.
Vollmer was a second-team All-Pro in 2010 and was one of the Patriots’ best offensive linemen during his tenure with the team. He was replaced by Marcus Cannon as a starter in 2016. Cannon received a contract extension mid season.
Releasing Vollmer frees up over $1.7 million in salary cap space. Vollmer will most likely consider retirement after being sidelined numerous with a nagging hip injury.