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New England Patriots

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


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46 reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Even if you don't cheer for the Patriots or Giants, Super Bowl XLVI will be a must-see event. Why? Let us count the ways.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The most crucial matchup in the Super Bowl may be Tom Brady's ability to withstand the pressure from the Giants' front four.

Who needs Stickum when you've got 'sticky' gloves?

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Synthetic gloves are playing a bigger role as more NFL receivers choose to wear the "sticky" gloves rather than playing bare-handed.

Giants making early waves in the media

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
There are still eight days remaining until the Super Bowl, but that hasn't kept the Giants from getting an arly start on their trash-talking.

Patriots, Giants head into Super Bowl at peak of their games

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Both the Giants and Patriots enter Super Bowl XLVI operating at peak efficiency.

Super Bowl bye-week Friday injury report

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Friday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Patriots TE Gronkowski has high ankle sprain

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It appears that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will miss his third straight practice, due to what his father termed "a high ankle sprain."

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick and select Patriots players spoke to the media on Thursday, just over a week before they play the Giants in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVI at a glance

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
We profile Super Bowl XLVI, breaking down the straight-up and against-the-spread records of each team.

Super Bowl bye-week Thursday injury report

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Thursday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Pats-Giants odds just don't add up

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The folks in Las Vegas who set the odds for Super Bowl XVLI have Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise staff writer Glen Farley a bit confused.

Patriots sign TE Butler to practice squad

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Thursday that they have signed TE Carson Butler to the practice squad.

NFL to add 5,000 temporary seats for Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The NFL will make room for 5,000 more people to purchase tickets for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Patriots place Dickerson on practice-squad injured reserve

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Wednesday that WR Dorin Dickerson has been placed on the practice squad/injured-reserve list.

Super Bowl bye-week Wednesday injury report

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.


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."