Free Agency

Head Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots talks with owner Robert Kraft on December 18, 2011. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gresh: Patriots Must Exhibit Good Business Practices During Free Agency

Dan Shaughnessy doesn’t care about ‘nailing the market’ whereas Andy Gresh does – he doesn’t want the Patriots to end up like the Cowboys or the Lions.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/11/2014

Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich Sports Debate: Would You Want Steve Smith On The Patriots?

The Panthers are reportedly trying to trade wideout Steve Smith, 34, by the start of free agency, and if they can’t reach a deal to ship him out of Carolina they’ll likely cut him and his $7 million cap number.

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Mazz Already Frustrated With Patriots Offseason, Tired Of ‘Band Aid’ Free Agent Signings

Tony Mazz came in the studio feeling “lousy” Monday afternoon, partly because of the weather and partly because of the NFL free agency period set to begin Tuesday.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/10/2014

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)

Jon Wallach, Caller Debate Whether Patriots Should Re-Sign The Oft-Injured Aqib Talib

Even though he’s been injured when the Patriots needed him the most, Jon Wallach says the potential risk is worth the reward to re-sign cornerback Aqib Talib.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/10/2014

Free agent pass rusher Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings and Titans free agent corner Alterraun Verner. (Jamie Squire and Justin Edmonds of Getty Images)

Greg Bedard On NFL Free Agency: Teams Looking For Pass Rush, Secondary Help Should Expect To Overspend

MMQB writer Greg Bedard joined Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak to talk some football Wednesday afternoon.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/05/2014

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: If You’re Tom Brady, What Do You Want The Patriots To Do This Offseason?

With free agency set to start next week in the NFL, Gresh and Zo got into the mind of Tom Brady to talk about what the quarterback wants.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/04/2014

Cornerbacks Aqib Talib of the New England Patriots and Darrelle Revis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photos by Scott Halleran and Al Messerschmidt of Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz To Patriots Fans: Would You Rather Have Talib & Your 1st Round Pick Or Darrelle Revis?

The Patriots found success in dealing for one Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback in recent years, and now some signs indicate the same thing could happen again.

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.

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