During media day on Tuesday, New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia revealed that his team will receive a boost in Sunday's Super Bowl against the New York Giants.
Scarnecchia reportedly told WEEI's Christopher Price that offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer will return to the lineup Sunday after back and foot injuries have kept him from playing since Nov. 27.
During his press conference on Monday, coach Bill Belichick said Vollmer's condition has improved, but failed to confirm that Vollmer would play Sunday.
"Sebastian has gotten a lot better over the last few weeks. He came out of his cast, I'd say, before the Denver game. And then he practiced last week before the Baltimore game, and I would say he was close, but obviously, he wasn't ready to go, and we didn't activate him. This week, he is further along than where he was before the Denver game. He practiced today, so we will see how the week goes and see how he holds up. But I think there is definitely a possibility. We will just have to see how he tolerates the added work. If he does well, then I will think you will see him. If not, then it will be where it was in Baltimore. I don't know if we will know about that until we put him through the full week of practice. He is definitely making progress, so he is getting there."
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