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As close to a homecoming as he's going to get

Game was a special occasion for Germany native Vollmer

Updated: October 25, 2009, 9:17 PM ET
By Mark Woods

LONDON -- For Patriots rookie tackle Sebastian Vollmer, a trip to London was as close to a homecoming as he is likely to get. And the NFL's only German player was savoring his brief return to Europe and making a solid contribution in his second start in New England's 35-7 defeat of Tampa Bay on Sunday.

The block he made late in the first quarter opened up a gap that allowed Wes Welker to pick up a 14-yard touchdown reception. "I didn't see anything," Vollmer said. "You just stare at your ...

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