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Reports: Patriots to make big move at guard

According to the Boston Globe, the Patriots could be making a big move to fill the team's open spot at guard.


Sebastian Vollmer is a humongous, 6-8 second-team All-Pro right tackle.

But according to the Boston Globe, the massive mountain of a man could be moving inside to guard following the trade of Pro Bowler Logan Mankins.

Globe writer Ben Volin tweeted on Saturday that, "Patriots had a meeting with the veteran offensive linemen yesterday and told Vollmer about moving to guard, Cannon to tackle."

Cannon was a tackle in college at TCU, a spot he's held for nearly the entirety of his three-plus seasons in New England. He filled the right tackle position as a starter quite impressively last fall when Vollmer went on IR with a broken leg.

But Vollmer is also an impressive right tackle. Given his size, he would certainly be a unique player at the guard position, where players are generally shorter than their tackle counterparts. Vollmer is a powerful, athletic player, so there is little doubt he could handle himself against the more physical players he'd face on the inside assuming his height isn't a detriment in terms of pad level.

If the Patriots are looking to put their five best overall linemen on the field in 2014 it would seem that both Vollmer and Cannon would be in the lineup. But many assumed the 6-5 Cannon could be the one moving inside to guard following the Mankins trade.

According to the Globe report, that's not going to be the case.

What do you think of Vollmer moving to guard? Is it the best solution for the line lineup? Let us know with a comment below!

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