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Christopher L. Gasper

Now the Patriots must tag Aqib Talib

INDIANAPOLIS — Drafting Alfonzo Dennard was always a risk/reward proposition for the Patriots. He was a potential lockdown cornerback saddled with the possibility of becoming a locked-up one.

He made strides toward developing into the former last season, starting nine games — including the playoffs — corralling three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and displaying NFL-starter ability.

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