With Pats fans waiting for the playoffs to start, I thought this would be an interesting discussion. He's a great player when he is on the field, and he has been healthier this season than the last few. However, you still have to wonder about that back acting up again and presenting problems. If we did go in a different direction then the first guy to look at would be Cannon. Cannon has been very inconsistent, so who knows whether that would work out long-term or not.
So, do you believe he will get the extension? What type of deal would you be comfortable with giving him? Maybe we let Welker walk (or work out a deal, but not sure about that) and tag Vollmer with the franchise designation to give the Pats another year to consider it. I also would not be surprised if the Pats spent a premium pick (2nd or 3rd round pick) on a RT in the upcoming draft.