The article didn't say anything new that hasn't been said before. I am heartened to read that 'he works hard' in the gym and whatnot, however, it's still that work ethic that is the problem. If you can just 'take games off', and these scouts know that, who in their right mind will deal anything for such a guy? Maybe a Belichek can get the most out of him, or a Cowher, but maybe they can't either. There was no intereste for him last off season, why would anyone think there will be now, with him a tear older, AND past 30 at that?
We shouldn't waste time with a 'franchise tag' on him. We also shouldn't let a potentially good deal get away because of an unrealistic expectation of a great one. If we can get SOMETHING for him, we should do it. He wants out of here, and he's not worth a million plus a game. And even just lettting him go might not be so bad. Getting rid of that much money obligated for performances that you can not count on isn't a wise expenditure.