Living in Texas, I don't see people wearing Patriots shirts very often. So when I see them, I usually strike up a conversation. During last season, while at the store, I met the future sister-in-law of Vollmer. On Saturday, I met his future mother-in-law. As she was walking away, I commented that it had been a tough season for him. She said, "Yeah, he's probably done for the season." She noticed someone she knew and started talking so I obviously didn't want to be a jerk and push her for more info. Take it for what it's worth. I would guess he's said something or her daughter. If he maybe doubts he'll be back, we probably shouldn't get our hopes up.