On Wednesday, NFL cornerback Aqib Talib announced he's retiring from the NFL.
He also said Bill Belichick tried to get him to join the Patriots this offseason for around $6 million, specifically to cover tight ends.
"Once that negative thought crossed my mind, I was like, my heart, my competitive edge ... like, I ain't really in it like that no more," Talib said in a Call to the Booth video "... I just wasn't feeling it no more, honestly."
Talib is a five-time Pro Bowler with 35 career interceptions and 10 pick-sixes (most among active players and fourth all-time).
The Patriots will now likely go with second-year player Joejuan Williams in that role.