A source tells CSN New England that the Patriots are "somewhat reluctant" to offer impending free agent Aqib Talib a multi-year contract.
Thanks to his history of off-field issues and questionable work ethic, the Pats prefer to sign Talib to a one-year deal. They understandably have questions about how he'd "handle" a long-term contract and boatload of cash, a la Albert Haynesworth. However, New England is unlikely to have that luxury as Talib is the clear No. 1 corner available on the market and is a good bet to attract lucrative multi-year offers. It's a hairy situation for Bill Belichick, as he's getting really thin at corner. Kyle Arrington is also a free agent.