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Game of Tags: Patriots Decline to Franchise Talib, Edelman

Even though there are 12 Patriots scheduled to be unrestricted free agents, only two were ever really serious considerations for the franchise tag. Julian Edelman and Aqib Talib were all the buzz after New England’s season ended in January. Both were key to the Patriots’ success, yet both were still deemed unworthy of the tag.

Patriots Place Franchise Tag on Wes Welker

It was refreshing to hear Wes Welker discussion and not have it be about whether or not he should have caught that Brady pass in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. Monday, as was speculated, Wes Welker was given the franchise tag by the New England Patriots. The Patriots waited until the final hours […]

Logan Mankins to Sign Franchise Tender, Report to Camp on Time

Perhaps more stunning than the sudden lockout resolution itself, guard Logan Mankins will reportedly sign his franchise tender and report to training camp on time, meaning he will not hold out like he did last season. “Early this morning, Logan spoke with (coach) Bill (Belichick) and both are very happy, happy to get started. Logan […]

Vince Wilfork Gets Franchise Tag From Patriots

According to CSNNE.com’s Tom Curran and numerous other sources, the Patriots have officially slapped the “non-exclusive” franchise tag on Vince Wilfork, making it the sixth time in nine years they’ve used the tag. Previous tag victims include Adam Vinatieri (2002, 2005), Tebucky Jones (2003), Asante Samuel (2007), and Matt Cassel (2009). Jones and Cassel were […]