According to a story in the Orlando Sentinel today, Adam Vinatieri is contemplating free agency and multi year deals. Which may be a good thing for him, but not so good for the Patriots.
"I really enjoyed my 10 years with the Patriots. It's been a great time and I have a lot of good memories there," he said. "The New England Patriots are bigger than I am. There have been other people who have been released, and others who have been brought in, and that team's been good no matter what."
"The franchise tag means a one-year guarantee -- so that's a good thing. But if you're wanting to get multi years, it's a bad thing. The opportunity to go into free agency this year is a good thing," Vinatieri said.