Patriots owner Robert Kraft realizes he will have to spend more money on Talib to get him back than he did last year (one-year, $5 million), but didn’t sound like he wanted to give too much to the talented, but injury prone corner.
“Well, we want to retain all the good players we can retain,” Kraft said last Friday on WBZ-AM, via CSN New England’s Tom Curran. “It’s not like we have unlimited funding so… He wasn’t on the field a lot of the time since he’s been with us.
“It’s a balance of us balancing all that out and what is he worth,” Kraft continued. “I think he’s happy here and would like to be here and we’re happy with him and we’d like to have him here and now it’s just about doing business.”
Kraft might be trying to drive down the price tag of Talib but he has a point. After a great start to the season, Talib’s recurring hip injury limited his effectiveness down the stretch. He also left the second straight AFC Championship Game with an injury.