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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

Reports: Patriots OLT Light expected to practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Patriots OLT Matt Light, who has been ill early in Super Bowl week, is expected to practice Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
The Giants' receivers should have an edge over the Patriots' cornerbacks in Super Bowl XLVI.

A different view of Belichick

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Most fans know Bill Belichick from the noncommittal, bland persona he exhibits at news conferences, but PFW's Hub Arkush says there's much more to the Patriots' head coach.

Tuesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
A roundup of some of Tuesday's top Super Bowl stories from Indianapolis.

Big-game Branch does lots of different things for Patriots

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Deion Branch was fourth on the team in receptions in 2011, but teammates and coaches expect the former Super Bowl MVP to shine on Sunday.

Evans rips Holmgren, praises Belichick for building teams

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Heath Evans has taken a cue from Bill Belichick — and learned how not to do it from Mike Holmgren — on the right way to build an NFL team.

New team, new role, same Izzo

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Larry Izzo has gone from Patriots captain to Giants assistant special-teams coach, but he still brings the same mentality to the game. 

Webster: Giants will disrupt Patriots receivers' timing

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
With two of the lower-rated pass defenses facing top-five passing offenses in Super Bowl XLVI, reigning in the Patriots' receivers will be difficult, says Giants CB Corey Webster.

Walking boot off, but 'Gronk' sheds little light on status

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski appeared at media day on Tuesday without the walking boot he had been wearing since suffering the injury.

Patriots look to get OT Light and TE Gronkowski better

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Patriots OT Matt Light is sick, and TE Rob Gronkowski is still day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.

The First Fifteen: Super Bowl edition

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday? We get you ready for the week with the top 15 story lines leading up to the biggest day of nacho consumption in our great country.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 31, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Trying to stop DT Vince Wilfork will be a tall but important task for the Giants' offensive line Sunday.

Regular-season champs have been playoff chumps

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Despite leading his team to a 15-1 record and being named league MVP, Aaron Rodgers wasn't able to lift the Packers past their first playoff foe.

'Gronk' doesn't practice; Vollmer a 'possibility' for Sunday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday and OT Sebastian Vollmer is a "possibility" to play Sunday, in our SB notebook.

Super Bowl XLVI game preview

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
In a replay of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots will seek revenge for a 17-14 loss in that game, as we examine the matchups and the five keys to the game.

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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