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  1. Keeping track of franchise tags

    Mike Reiss

    On last Thursday's "NFL Live" show, ESPN analysts Tedy Bruschi and Eric Mangini played a game of "tag or no tag." A list of players across the NFL was on the big board and the two had to choose if they would assign the franchise tag or not. When i...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  2. 5 Patriots on 'Top 100' list

    Mike Reiss

    With franchise tags beginning to be assigned before Monday's deadline and the start of free agency (March 13) less than two weeks away, excitement is building as an important layer of the team-building process nears. With this in mind, Pro Footbal...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  3. Leftovers from Patriots mailbag

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftover pieces of mail from Tuesday's Patriots mailbag: Mike (Canton, Ohio): The Patriots used good judgement on Aqib Talib in regards to the franchise tag. He is very talented, however Robert Kraft's observation regarding availability is a...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  4. No franchise tag for Aqib Talib

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL's franchise-tag deadline has passed and there are no surprises from a Patriots perspective. The one candidate to potentially receive the tag in a long-shot scenario, cornerback Aqib Talib, was not tagged. A franchise tag for cornerbacks wa...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Grimes' market relative to Talib

    Mike Reiss

    The Dolphins signing cornerback Brent Grimes to a contract extension Monday is the first domino to fall in a market with several top players. The financial terms, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, are as follows: Years: 4 Total value: $32 million Bonuse...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Keeping tabs on cornerback market

    Mike Reiss

    One of the notable dynamics in play with negotiations between the Patriots and cornerback Aqib Talib is the handful of other top players at the position scheduled for free agency. With Monday marking the deadline for teams to assign the franchise ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  7. What we learn from tag projection

    Mike Reiss

    NFL.com "Around the League" editor Gregg Rosenthal put together a "franchise tag primer" today in which he assessed teams/candidates in the NFL and split them into four categories: 1. No-brainers 2. Voting 'yes' 3. Close, but not quite 4. Teams...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  8. Franchise/transition tags: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Monday marks the first day NFL teams can use the franchise/transition tag, and cornerback Aqib Talib and receiver Julian Edelman are the team's two top free agents. Would the Patriots consider using the franchise tag on them? A franchise tag on...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  9. Exploring possible Pats' tag usage

    Mike Reiss

    As the New England Patriots take their initial steps into building their 2014 roster, one of the next parts of the process will be answering this question: "Are there any free agents that might be considerations for the franchise or transition tags?"...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. With the Patriots passing on the franchise tag, what nex...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  11. New England Patriots Mailbag: Will Wes Welker follow Tom Brady's ...

    Mike Reiss

    Without the franchise tag, will Welker follow Tom Brady's lead and sign?

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots may find timing right for deal

    Mike Reiss

    The timing seems to be right for Wes Welker and the Patriots to make a deal.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  13. Rapid reaction: No tags for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    With the Patriots not assigning the franchise tag today, the question is what happens next with top free agents Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer. The tag is part of the leverage that a team holds to retain top players. With Welker, Tal...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  14. New England Patriots may skip franchise tag this offseason

    Mike Reiss

    For the first time in five seasons, the Patriots may bypass the franchise tag.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  15. Patriots rank 4th in franchise tag usage

    Mike Reiss

    We started the day with a blog entry on the franchise tag, so the thought here was to end it with one as well. Good stuff, as usual, from ESPN.com NFC West reporter Mike Sando in breaking down the league-wide usage of the tag. What we learned is t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. New England Patriots' Wes Welker: Contract talks 'out of my mind'...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker said the failure to reach a long-term contract with the team has been removed from his mindset, and his focus now is on playing well and helping the Pats win games

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012