BY NICK ST. DENIS
But a multi-year marriage? Not so fast. (photo: Scott Smith, Flickr)
CSNNE reported Monday morning that the Patriots are wary of signing the impending free agent cornerback a multi-year deal, citing concerns with his work ethic.
Talib reportedly "displayed no behavioral problems" during mid-November to late-January run with New England. However, he opted not to participate in some extra activities, and the Patriots would prefer to give him a single-year deal and see how he handles it.
Talib, who was traded to New England from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the beginning of November while he was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, will entertain a multi-year deal from a team in desperate need of a 1a or 1b cornerback.
If New England is set on the one-year trial period, then he's a goner.
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