Franchise Tag

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

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots Choose Not To Use Franchise Tag For First Time Since 2008

Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline for NFL teams to place the franchise tag on players came and went without the Patriots using the designation on any player.

03/04/2013

Wes Welker (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Deadline Day To Franchise Players, Will New England Stand Pat?

For the first time in four years, the Patriots may not be playing tag.

03/04/2013

Wes Welker (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Report: Patriots Unlikely To Place Franchise Tag On Wes Welker

Monday marks the first day that teams around the NFL can place the franchise tag on one player from their rosters. According to one report, the Patriots won’t be using theirs on wide receiver Wes Welker.

02/18/2013

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