That means Aqib Talib will hit the free agent market, but The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe says the corner remains a priority for New England this offseason.
“I’ve been saying for about two months now that they’re not going to franchise him; it just doesn’t make sense financially,” Howe said on Monday’s Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub. “They probably want to sign him for three years at $21 million with a max of $25 million with incentives. If the Patriots franchise him it’s $11.8 million right off the bat. He can say ‘if I was going to get a $21-25 million deal I’d probably get $12 million guaranteed anyways. If I can get that for one season why would I do anyone a solid and let them roll that over into three years when I could be cut after two?’ That’s why the Patriots aren’t going to franchise him; they concede all the leverage "
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