Franchise Tag

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Reportedly Sign Gostkowski To 4-Year Deal

The New England Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski have beat the franchise tag deadline, reportedly agreeing on a long-term contract.

07/15/2015

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Place Franchise Tag On Stephen Gostkowski

The Patriots have applied the franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

03/02/2015

Devin McCourty and Stephen Gostkowski (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Should Patriots Use Franchise Tag On Devin McCourty Or Stephen Gostkowski?

The glow of winning the Super Bowl may not yet be fully faded, but in NFL front offices around the league, the 2015 season has begun.

02/16/2015

Aqib Talib (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gresh and Zo: Should The Patriots Have Franchised Talib?

Zo thinks the Patriots might have missed the boat by not franchising Talib, Andy Gresh disagrees,

03/12/2014

Darrelle Revis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

La Canfora On Toucher & Rich: Revis Can Be Had For A Third Round Pick

What could be most appealing to Tampa Bay is a dance partner willing to take Revis’ $16 million contract. If that’s true, then a third-round pick could get the deal done according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/05/2014

Aqib Talib #31 of the New England Patriots watches from the sideline on November 18, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Howe On Toucher & Rich: Talib Won’t Be Franchised, But Signing Corner A Priority For Patriots

The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe joins Toucher and Rich to explain why the Patriots won’t be franchising Aqib Talib this year.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/03/2014

Aqib Talib #31 of the New England Patriots watches from the sideline on November 18, 2012. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Wiggy: If Patriots Don’t Show Talib The Money Another Team Will

Aqib Talib has given the Patriots their first cover cornerback since Asante Samuel, and perhaps their best secondary player since Rodney Harrison and Ty Law . . . when healthy.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/18/2014

Patriots corner Aqib Talib kneels over on the ground after colliding with Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker in the AFC Championship game. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Should The Patriots Extend Themselves For Aqib Talib?

The period to franchise players begins on Monday and the tag for cornerbacks is north of $11 million. Is that the route the Patriots should go?

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/11/2014

Cornerback Aqib Talib #31, free safety Devin McCourty #32, and defensive end Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots celebrate a defensive play on November 24, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Breer On Gresh & Zo: Patriots Defense Close To Being Elite

Don’t let Aqib Talib sign with another team, because this Patriots defense is very close to being elite, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/11/2014

Patriots corner Aqib Talib. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Zolak: Patriots Should Franchise Aqib Talib

The Patriots offseason began two weeks and one duckboat parade shorter than what fans had hoped for, so now we look forward to the free agency period and which players will be back with the team.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/21/2014

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