Nate Solder, Patriots Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

September 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just one day prior to the New England Patriots' season-opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with starting left tackle Nate Solder.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal will pay the 27-year-old offensive lineman a total of $20.62 million through the 2017 campaign.
Also, per Schefter, the new contract prohibits New England from using the franchise or transition tag on the former University of Colorado standout once it expires.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Solder will receive $20 million guaranteed money. He also disclosed further terms of the deal:
Solder was a first-round pick in 2011, and the 6'8" behemoth has been a starter for essentially his entire career. He started all 16 games for the Pats last season and was a key cog in their run to the Super Bowl.
He has also earned the respect of his teammates in short order, as he was named a team captain Tuesday, per ESPN.com's Mik...

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