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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

Key matchup: Ravens pass rush vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Teams that have bested the Patriots have rattled Tom Brady enough to keep the offense out of rhythm. The Ravens will try to do that on Sunday.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Flacco to face far different Patriots' secondary

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco had his best game of the season against the Patriots in Week Three, but faces a much-different pass defense in the AFC title game.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

Patriots bring back Daboll

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots are bringing former assistant Brian Daboll back to the staff, effective immediately, Bill Belichick told reporters during a conference call Monday.

Patriots beat Texans, Ravens up next

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Stevan Ridley ran for 82 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots roll to a 41-28 victory over the Texans.

Reports: Gronkowski out for rest of postseason

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots will be without TE Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the postseason after he reinjured his forearm, Pro Football Talk first reported.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Texans passing game vs. Patriots pass 'D'

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Texans’ key to avenging a Week 14 embarrassment and advancing to the AFC title game will be QB Matt Schaub. 

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Hightower's playmaking will be key for Patriots in playoffs

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie LB Dont'a Hightower has made impact plays behind the line of scrimmage, and will be counted on in the playoffs.

Patriots sign QB Kafka, DE Benard

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed QB Mike Kafka and DE Marcus Benard to reserve/future contracts on Friday. 

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

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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