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Patriots, Talib have mutual interest

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04:35 PM ET 01.20 | New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib is set to become a free agent in March, which means the Patriots may need to open up their checkbook if they want to keep their top cornerback on the roster. While Talib has been slowed by injuries, he remains one of the top corners in the league when healthy, and his presence in the Patriots' defensive backfield is a huge boost. With free agency looming, it is believed that there is mutual interest between the Patriots and Talib, which is obviously a good sign for those who are hoping to see him back with the organization next year. At just 28 years old, Talib still has plenty of football left to play and he has earned a big contract.

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January 20, 2014  11:43 PM ET

Wow, there's breaking news! Makes sense seeing as he's a second team all pro and already plays for them. (dumb)

January 21, 2014  12:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wow, there's breaking news! Makes sense seeing as he's a second team all pro and already plays for them. (dumb)

I think the gist of the article was the last sentence (large contract), something Hoodie doesn't usually do for players not named Tom Brady.

January 21, 2014  07:01 AM ET

Regardless, they better find a pass rusher. I don't recall Manning getting touched the whole game.

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January 21, 2014  11:36 AM ET
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A lot of that is on BB and his DC. They were more concerned with coverage than pressure when they drew up the game plan and rarely sent any extra bodies at him, especially after Talib went down.As for Talib, that injury is going to cost him some big coin.

Unfortunately, that didn't work out too well.

January 21, 2014  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think the gist of the article was the last sentence (large contract), something Hoodie doesn't usually do for players not named Tom Brady.

Brady's base salary for the 2013 season is $1 million, followed by a $2 million base salary in 2014. The $30 million signing bonus and salaries for the next two seasons are fully guaranteed. A breakdown of Brady's pact, according to a person who reviewed details of the deal, reveals that the total signing bonus for the five-year, $57 million contract is $30 million ??? which includes $3 million in new money and $27 million that was due to Brady from his previous deal that is converted into a signing bonus for salary cap accounting.
I totally agree with you as for as BB being cheap, but Brady was a bad bad example.

 
January 22, 2014  12:21 AM ET

obviously BB has a man crush on AT after claiming Wes tried to take out the dude

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