Vollmer did not seem to suffer any sort of injury during the game, but apparently he did. However, NFL teams are not obligated to submit injury/practice participation reports until Week 1 of the regular season.
Joining Vollmer on the absentee list on Tuesday were a half-dozen other Patriots: D-linemen
On a positive note, tight end
“I'm not sure. It'll be a step by step thing. It'll be like riding a bike. Once I get a couple of plays under my belt, I'll be OK.
“Feel good,” Mayo added. “Out there yesterday, ran around a little bit. I feel pretty good.”
LaFell to face old Panthers teammates for first time
LaFell has looked better in recent days after a slow start to camp, in which he dropped several catchable passes and didn’t seem quite comfortable in his new offense. He agreed that his learning curve has been much steeper of late and that his connection with QB
“From OTA to now, if I had to put it on a scale from zero to 10, I would say like an 8 now,” LaFell said Tuesday. “OTAs I was shell-shocked, didn’t know what to expect. It was all new to me.
“The more and more reps I get with this guy [Brady], getting our timing better and also he’s trying to find me more. He expects you to be exactly where he wants you to be when running a route. Not a yard off, not a yard too deep, not a yard too short. He expects you to be exactly where he wants you to be because he’s going to put the ball placement exactly right.
“I’ve learned in this game that when you go out there and force, force, force every time, something bad happens,” LaFell remarked. “When you go out there and do your job, be patient, things are going to happen for you.”
It’s often said that the third preseason game is most like a regular season contest, in part because most of the starters play most of the game. The preparation for the game is also more like a regular season week, as opposed to the training camp schedule that just concluded yesterday.
“This week is more emphasis on more of a game week, like the regular season. Guys are just getting into that mode,” cornerback
It’s also the time of year that veterans like Revis are most excited about, because camp is drawing to a close and the start of meaningful games is so close.
“Yeah,” he laughed, “the butterflies, they’re coming back. You get anxious, real excited just to start the season back up. This is a great game we play. Guys are ready to go. They’re excited about this year and we have to go out and prove [ourselves] every week."