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Vollmer ups workload but still rotates

9/17/2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer continues to be be eased into the mix as he recovers from a back injury that sidelined him for part of the 2011 season and 2012 training camp.

After splitting reps evenly with Marcus Cannon at right tackle in the season-opener (link here) -- Vollmer 33 and Cannon 34 -- the two split time again in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, although the signs are trending toward Vollmer being ready to assume a full-time load.

Vollmer played 62 snaps at right tackle against the Cardinals, while Cannon played 20.

Here is the breakdown, with drive results:

1. Vollmer (1 play; INT)

2. Vollmer (11 plays; FG)

3. Vollmer (4 plays; punt)

4. Cannon (6 plays; FG)

5. Cannon (4 plays; punt)

6. Vollmer (7 plays; punt)

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7. Vollmer (6 plays; FG)

8. Vollmer (3 plays; punt)

9. Vollmer (12 plays; punt)

10. Cannon (5 plays; punt)

11. Cannon (5 plays; punt)

12. Vollmer (12 plays; TD/failed 2-point)

13. Vollmer (6 plays; missed FG)