Pondering Vollmer's future 

January, 25, 2013
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UPDATE: Within his breakdown of all the Patriots' impending free agents, Christopher Price of WEEI Radio suggests that Vollmer is a candidate for the franchise tag. For reference, the projected franchise tag value for an O-lineman in 2013 is $9.660 million, per NFL.com.

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As with any team entering the offseason, the New England Patriots have a number of decisions to make on impending free agents, and while the process on CB Aqib Talib and WR Wes Welker will likely attract the most attention, there are a slew of other key contributors headed to the market if they remain unsigned in the weeks ahead, as broken down by ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker.