Nate Solder announces his infant son has kidney cancer
NOV 16, 8:34p ET | Darren Hartwell / NESN.com
Rotowire: Oct 14 / 10:03a ET
News: Solder is slated to miss the rest of the season with a torn right biceps, CSN New England reports.
Impact: With the Patriots' starting left tackle now out for the season, Marcus Cannon will presumably step into the role going forward. Losing Solder is certainly a blow to the Patriots' offensive line -- which allowed QB Tom Brady to be sacked five times in the first half of Week 5's win over the Cowboys - and it wouldn't surprise us to see the team make a move or two in the coming days to add depth at the position.
StatsLLC: Oct 11 / 12:00a ET
News: Solder has a torn right triceps and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Impact: As the left tackle, Solder was responsible for protecting quarterback Tom Brady's blindside. Solder was hurt on Sunday after a play late in the second quarter in which Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford went by him for one of five sacks of Brady.
Rotowire: Sep 9 / 7:03a ET
News: Solder has signed a two-year, $20.62 million contract extension with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: Solder, who started all 16 games during the 2014 season at left tackle, will remain in New England through 2017 with this new deal. The Patriots won't be able to tag him when the contract is up, so he'll become a free agent in 2018. Expect Solder to once again provide solid protection for New England's quarterbacks throughout the 2015 season.