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Imported from Germany, Sebastian Vollmer has shined

FOXBOROUGH — Since the days of Gerhard Schwedes, Patriots rookies have performed skits that ranged from delightful to dreadful. But until Sebastian Vollmer took the stage four years ago, none of them had done it auf Deutsch.

“He was speaking in German and no one knew what the hell he was talking about,” quarterback Tom Brady remembered. “I don’t know what he was saying. I don’t know if it was insulting at some point. Maybe it was.”

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