“Along with second-year pro Nate Solder, Vollmer represents a core piece of the team’s stability,” Writes Berry. “Signing him now, going into his fifth year, should be the team’s No. 1 priority.”
The Patriots will have a little more than $18 million in cap space at their disposal, so they figure to have a tough re-signing the likes of Aqib Talib, Wes Welker, and Julian Edelman if they decide to lockup Vollmer.
It’s expected that Talib could draw offers that include $8 million annually on the open market and the Patriots are reportedly reluctant to offer him a long-term deal.
We have Vollmer listed as the No. 8 best available player in our list of Top 50 free agents list.