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Patriots decline to use franchise tag for 2013 season

The Patriots opted not to use their franchise tag for the 2013 season, letting Monday’s NFL deadline to designate a player pass without making a move.

But New England was not alone. Only eight teams used the tag, a far cry from the record 21 from last season.

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