Following Workout With the Patriots, Free Agent Matt Roth Reportedly Increased His Asking Price

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August 08, 2011 at 11:19am ET

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It looks like the chances of Matt Roth ending up a Patriot are starting to look a little less likely. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
An interesting note this morning for the people wondering whether or not free agent Matt Roth might be potentially ending up in New England.

It's not looking too promising.

As some of you probably remember, Roth recently worked out for the Patriots, but apparently there was a reason why there was no immediate deal.  According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, his colleague, Shalise Manza Young, has learned that following the workout Roth upped his asking price.

That reportedly left the Patriots front office unhappy, and it appears for now that the possibility of him ending up here remains up in the air.

It appeared that Roth could be a good fit with the Patriots defensive scheme, having spent time with former Browns' coach, Eric Mangini - who obviously was a coordinator here in New England, over the last two seasons. However, it's tough to say if after this news the Patriots have simply opted to start heading in a different direction.

The free agent outside linebacker started 16 games last season in Cleveland, finishing with 59 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

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