By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Coming off of a career year with the Patriots, Danny Shelton is lining himself up to get a big payday when he hits the open market on March 18.
With about a month to go before the new league year, Shelton has hired super-agent Drew Rosenhaus to represent him during negotiations. Shelton was previously repped by Jeff Sperbeck of The NOVO Agency, according to Spotrac.
Spotrac project's Shelton's market value as just shy of of $5 million a year. The 26-year-old former first-round pick projects to be one of the top options available in free agency along with Michael Brockers, Mike Daniels, and Jordan Philips.
That could price Shelton out of the Patriots plans. The team has 15 players from last year's roster entering unrestricted free agency including Tom Brady, Joe Thuney, and Devin McCourty.
Bill Belichick's relationship with Drew Rosenhaus is also on questionable grounds following the Antonio Brown saga. The Patriots have just one Rosenhaus player currently on the roster in Terrence Brooks, who they signed last year. Rob Gronkowski was also repped by RSR.
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