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Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (76) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Sebastian Vollmer Signs With Pats, Jags Looking To Draft For RT?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely thin at right tackle along the offensive line.  It doesn’t matter how many Cameron Bradfields the team can throw at the position because players like Bradfield are outmatched.  There has been a nice market for right tackles in free agency this offseason but with Gosder Cherilus and, now, Sebastian Vollmer leaving the market (4-years, re-signing with the New England Patriots), it’s starting to look like the “value” right tackles won’t be available for the Jags.

Vollmer would have gone a long way to helping the Jaguars in their rebuild at pretty much every position, but with his signing it looks like the Jags will be turning to the draft.  There are some really good offensive tackles coming out in this year’s draft class and the Jaguars should be able to find someone in the first four rounds who can start over Bradfield this season.

Free agency is inching toward a drawn-out finish and the Jaguars, who promised they wouldn’t be big spenders, are likely turning their attention elsewhere.  For those of us that were hoping the offensive line would be strengthened in free agency, it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer.

- Luke N. Sims

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