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Patriots have no rules for playing tag

From Vinatieri to Samuel, team has had varied results with franchise label

Updated: February 22, 2010, 10:04 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This is the halfway point for Vince Wilfork, the New England Patriots and the franchise tag. There has been no movement.

It's been seven days since teams could place the tag on players, and with the Feb. 25 deadline closing in, perhaps a look at Patriots' history with the tag will provide a different lens through which to view the situation.

2002: The Patriots assigned the franchise tag to kicker Adam Vinatieri on the final possible day. The sides had been negotiating an extension, ...

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