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News Blitz 3/2: Playing tag

Free agency and franchise tags dominated the news on Tuesday as we kick off the News Blitz.

The Patriots using their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski highlighted the news on Tuesday with all of the writers weighing in on the decision. But the move affected more than just Gostkowski as both Devin McCourty and Darrelle Revis could be impacted as well.'s Adam Schefter looks at Revis’ situation while's Mike Reiss weighs in on McCourty.'s Josina Anderson checks in with McCourty and gets the safety's view on not being tagged.

The Boston Globe's Christopher Gasper won't be surprised if the Patriots lose both Revis and McCourty via free agency. His colleague, Shalise Manza Young, has the news of Gostkowski being franchised.

The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian believes the Patriots are taking a gamble on McCourty.

Elsewhere in free agency, Nick O'Malley of the Springfield Republican wonders if Stevan Ridley would accept a one-year deal.'s Phil Perry has news of the Patriots attending Pro Days in Minnesota and Virginia.

The Providence Journal reports that Patriots owner Robert Kraft moved up 200 spots on Forbes' list of world billionaires.

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