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Former Patriots OT Nate Solder reportedly signing with Giants

Ryan Hannable
March 14, 2018 - 10:49 am

Maybe it's time to get a little concerned in New England.

After seeing Dion Lewis, Malcolm Butler and Danny Amendola depart on Tuesday, the Patriots' top free agent in Nate Solder is now apparently gone as well.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Solder is expected to sign with the Giants. ESPN's Adam Schefter says it is a four-year deal worth $60 million and he's now the highest paid left tackle in the league.

Solder was the best left tackle on the market and it is a huge drop off behind him. Keeping Solder was arguably the Patriots' top priority this offseason given there are no real fallback options on the roster.

It would seem they will now be in on LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming, both of whom are free agents. Finding a new left tackle immediately jumps to priority No. 1, especially with a 41-year old Tom Brady at quarterback.

The left tackle was drafted by New England No. 17 overall in 2011 and has been with the Patriots ever since.

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