Nate Solder and family thank Patriots, fan base in full-page Globe ad

Nate Solder celebrates with his son Hudson Solder after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. —Al Bello / Getty Images

Former Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder and his family used a full page ad in Sunday’s Boston Globe to thank the New England fan base and Patriots ownership, coaching staff, and his teammates.

Solder, who was a part of two Super Bowl wins during his seven years, had been with the Patriots since being drafted in the first round in 2011. He recently signed with the New York Giants.

Solder and his family expressed “sincere appreciation’’ for team owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, and the whole organization.

Read the note in full:

“Thank you! Words cannot adequately express our family’s gratitude for everything you have done for us. The cheers on Sundays were amazing and the small gestures of support for me and my family the other six days of the week even better. You did your job — a super one at that.


“Most of all, my sincere appreciation goes to Mr. Kraft and his family, Coach Belichick, the coaching staff, my teammates, and every member of the organization for showing me the Patriot way: Respect. Hard Work. Dedication. Team. Success. Seven years and thousands of life lessons later, I know this much: you are all first-class in every Patriot Way.

“We will miss you, New England, but we leave here happy with memories, relationships, and friends that will last a lifetime. And two super nice rings too!

Peace and love,

Nate, Lexi, Hudson, and Charlie Solder’’

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