Wednesday's New England Patriots Links 3/5 - Talib Looking For Top of the Market Money, Possible Draft Prospects, More

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March 05, 2014 at 08:25am ET

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Here are this morning's top stories:


Aqib Talib wants to be paid as a top-of-the-market cornerback - Jeff Howe - Howe writes that one of New England's key free agents is looking for top-of-the-market money when it comes to signing a new contract.

Don't capsize big Vince - Ron Borges - Borges has a column this morning and seems irritated with fans who are ready to just discard Vince Wilfork due to the veteran tackle's high cap number.


Julian Edelman’s Baseball Swing Is As Smooth As His Route Running (Video)  - NESN has a video of Edelman taking batting practice, which was posted by the receiver on his Instagram page.


Offseason Blueprint: Patriots - Mike Reiss - Reiss has his take on one of the key positions, which he feels that it makes sense that the Patriots will look to bolster their tight end position in free agency.

Free-agent fit: Safety - Mike Reiss - Reiss has another installment of potential free agents, this time focusing on the safety position.

Exploring Jason Avant as a possible fit - Mike Reiss - Reiss ponders the Philadelphia Eagles receiver's potential fit with the Patriots in this entry.

Weekly Patriots mail is delivered - Mike Reiss - As usual Reiss has another terrific read with some interesting tidbits in this week's mailbag.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Can UCLA guard be the next Logan Mankins? - Nick O'Malley - O'Malley takes a look at UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo and wonders if he could be a good fit with New England.

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews is the type of receiver Tom Brady likes to throw to - the open one - Nick O'Malley - O'Malley has another entry, this time focusing on a potential receiver for Brady.


Howe: Breaking down the Patriots options in free agency - Mike Felger spoke with the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, who said the Patriots have remained aggressive with trying to keep Aqib Talib since the end of the season.


New England Patriots 2014 offseason preview - Josh Katzowitz - Katzowitz has his take on the team from a national perspective.


Position Analysis: Wide receiver - Paul Perillo - Perillo continues his position breakdown, this time focusing on the receivers.

Position Analysis: Tight end - Paul Perill0 - He also looks at the Patriots current tight end situation, and feels the team is going to need some new blood at the position.