In a flush cornerback market, New England has confidence it can strike a deal with Talib on their terms. Bedard hypothesizes the Patriots are playing the "You should take our deal because once you get out there, your price is only going to do down" card.
Talib is the Patriots' No. 1 priority at cornerback this month. The team traded a fourth-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to obtain Talib last season. For that price, the Patriots undoubtedly want more back on their investment than Talib's eight-game stint for Bill Belichick.
Will Talib buy into the theory the Patriots can offer him more than is out there on a flooded open market? We'll find out soon enough.
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