Patriots Decline to Use Franchise, Transition Tags

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Patriots Decline to Use Franchise, Transition Tags
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The Patriots have declined to use the franchise- and transition-tag options for any of their 12 free agents, including cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receiver Julian Edelman. Had the Patriots opted to use the popular franchise tag, Talib would've cost them $11.834 million this upcoming season. Had Edelman been franchised, the Patriots would've had to pay the six-year veteran $12.312 million.

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