Curran: 'Surprised' if Patriots use franchise tag
Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer would be the most likely candidates to be franchised
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I'm Africa carrying the load present -- -- like Zambrano eighteenth. Welker is one of -- -- most. Likely to get -- that didn't look at the salaries how the wind and had I think this is the pocket. Let's turn half Patriot his battered Tom he hurt and being here would you say it -- The -- -- it seems to me and that's fine if anyone. This is a few weeks the Patriots used their franchise tag on any of their players most prominently. Wes Welker a key to even Sebastian Vollmer and -- speculated as possible targets. Start with Welker -- and system both make him a very good player for the Patriots. But if you would go on the open market seems like we looked at that age and his ability as a slot receiver as opposed to an outside receiver saying you know what great player. We're not spend the kind of money on him not to leave you to refer refer to work with the Patriots. But he -- resume that says you know we're not sure -- can rely on him because of the troubles in Tampa Bay so the Patriots were publicly set the market. And then find out who wants to come back with former good player but he kept medical issues throughout his career. And that's not a player who's going to attract a lot of money on the open market additionally -- tags are in the ten million dollar range or more. So the Patriots would be reticent about using that kind of money. Thank you Tommy that happens -- as a franchise -- more often than not since it's been an option. Before Welker turned down the pats final opera last year -- that have reached long term deals with the last two franchise players Logan Mankins and Vince Wilfork. The last time the pats had a big name free agent quarterback like it keen to leave this year they apply the tag on -- Daniel but he held out of camp in the block in free agency.