Ready or not, Solder's in spotlight

With Vollmer hurt, rookie could be Patriots' starting right tackle on Monday

Updated: September 9, 2011, 11:03 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If things went according to the New England Patriots' plan, first-round draft choice Nate Solder would have time to ease into the mix and build more strength. They didn't want to throw him right into the fire.

But it looks like that's what is going to happen.

Solder has a good chance of being in the starting lineup at right tackle when the Patriots visit the Dolphins on ESPN's Monday Night Football (7 p.m.), and his presence immediately would become one of the ...

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