Vollmer (hip) plans to retire, Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports.
Vollmer finishes his career as one of the more accomplished offensive lineman in Patriots history. The two-time Super Bowl champion appeared in 88 career games and started in 80 of them.
Vollmer (hip) will be released by the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Vollmer has been one of the Patriots' best offensive linemen over the course of his eight-year career, starting 80 games over that time frame. However, a hip injury held him out for the entire 2016 season, and the veteran would have been owed $2.25 million in 2017, an amount that didn't seem worth it considering Vollmer's health issues. There are reports that he might retire, but he also might look for work on another NFL roster.
Vollmer (hip) will be out for the remainder of the season after beginning his 2016 campaign on the PUP list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Vollmer's lingering hip issue will keep him sidelined and unavailable for the Patriots down the final stretch. Marcus Cannon figures to continue starting at right tackle for the team moving forward, while Vollmer is slated to test free agency next offseason.
Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer had to leave Week 2 after suffering a finger injury in the second quarter, reports NESN. His return is questionable.
Patriots starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had surgery on his labrum following the Super Bowl, reports ESPN.com. Vollmer played through the nagging injury last season, missing only the regular-season finale when New England rested starters.
The team has not talked about Vollmer's surgery, rehab or timetable for return. But the report said there is optimism Vollmer "will be ready for action when it counts."
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills: Dan Connolly, Sebastian Vollmer, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Jonas Gray, Dont'a Hightower and Brandon Browner.
Gray missed Friday's practice while dealing with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the game.
Browner (groin) and Hightower (shoulder) were both questionable coming into the contest.
The Patriots have also clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.
The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).
The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
According to NESN Sports, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Carolina: Bryan Stork, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Chris Jones, Cameron Gordon and Sealver Siliga.
The Patriots placed tackle Sebastian Vollmer on injured reserve Tuesday. Vollmer reportedly underwent surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right leg, which he sustained Sunday against the Dolphins.
Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is undergoing surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right leg, a source told the Boston Herald. Vollmer sustained the injury Sunday vs. Miami.
Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Dolphins in the second quarter with a leg injury, and was unable to return. He had to be fitted with an air cast on the field, and was immediately taken to the locker room via cart.
Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer is active for the Week 5 game at Cincinnati Week 5. Vollmer is dealing with a foot injury and was considered questionable heading into the Week 5 game Sunday.
The Patriots have two offensive lineman listed on the injury report for Week 5, and they could have both of them available Sunday against the Bengals.
Sebastian Vollmer has been dealing with a foot injury over the last few weeks, and is officially questionable for Sunday's game as a result. He is joined on the injury report by Will Svitek (knee), who was able to get through the week in practice and is probable.
Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is active for Sunday night's game against the Falcons after being listed as questionable with a foot injury. Vollmer was able to practice Friday.
Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot) made the trip to Atlanta for the game Sunday and is likely to play, according to the Boston Herald. He has started all three games this season.
Patriots offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer suffered a sprained foot during Sunday's game against the Bucs, a source told the Boston Herald. However, the injury is not thought to be serious.
While Vollmer's status for Week 4 at Atlanta is in doubt, he is considered more day to day than week to week.