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Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib - #31 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 02/13/1986
Birthplace Richardson, TX
College Kansas
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 20th pick by Buccaneers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
19 0 1

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Unbeaten Cardinals riding Kolb as far as possible

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 2:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals, with a backup quarterback, beat Tom Brady and the Patriots; the Buccaneers building something; plus replacement refs taking step back.

Kolb throws, runs for TDs as Cards top Pats

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cardinals upset the Patriots, 20-18, on Sunday.

Health key for Patriots OT Vollmer in contract year

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer has been very good when healthy, but injuries returned at a bad time, as Vollmer is in his contract year.

Power Rankings: Patriots slide into PFW's top spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots, 49ers move on up, while the Giants plummet in PFW's latest edition of Power Rankings.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Jets dominated in Week One, while the Bills are close to panic mode and the Dolphins have a long way to go.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Pats win ninth consecutive season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and the defending AFC champion Patriots routed the Titans 34-13

Key matchup: Patriots OLT Nate Solder vs. Titans DRE Kamerion Wimbley

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW's Kevin Fishbain focuses on the Week One battle in the trenches between Nate Solder and Kamerion Wimbley.

Patriots CB Arrington continues to surprise

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Kyle Arrington continues to surprise observers, and he will be a starting cornerback for a third consecutive season for the Patriots.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Keith Schleiden's 2012 NFL predictions

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
PFW editor-in-chief Keith Schleiden forecasts a title game that has a Super Bowl XXXI flavor, which was also played in New Orleans.

Patriots give Waters' No. 54 to Hightower

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has refused to address why OG Brian Waters, who is under contract, has not reported to camp.

Ihedigbo signs with Ravens

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Two days after he was released by the Patriots, S James Ihedigbo announced Sunday that he has signed with the Ravens.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2013
The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson.||||||| Talib was acquired by New England in a trade with Tampa Bay on Nov. 1 for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. He started in five of six games for New England after the trade and had 19 tackles and an interception that he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Talib has left Monday night's game against the Houston Texans with a hip injury.||||||| The Patriots say Talib is questionable to return.
Posted Nov. 15, 2012
Talib says he just wants to get up to speed for his first game with the New England Patriots. The cornerback obtained from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to help the Patriots shaky secondary is eligible to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after completing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.||||||| Talib said on Thursday he did his best to stay in shape and is just trying to learn the system. When asked if he has been mischaracterized for off-field problems, he said that what happened in the past is in the past. He was first suspended for the 2010 season opener for violating the league's personal-conduct policy following his altercation with a St. Petersburg cab driver during training camp in August 2009.
Posted Nov. 01, 2012
According to the Buccaneers' website, the Buccaneers sent CB Aqib Talib to New England along with an extra seventh-round pick and got a 2013 fourth-round pick back.||||||| Talib, who was in his fifth season in Tampa Bay, was due to become an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
Posted Oct. 13, 2012
Talib will miss the upcoming game against Buffalo (3-5) on Sunday while serving the final game of a four-game suspension he received for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.||||||| He said at the time of the suspension that he took an Adderall pill without a prescription "around the beginning of training camp."

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