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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

Patriots insist Super Bowl XLII is history

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Julian Edelman's recollections of Super Bowl XLII aren't that different from those of the majority of the viewers who tuned in to that game.

Brady, Belichick cement place in history

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Regardless of whatever else might happen in their lives, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are forever joined at the hip.

Rematch presents a reel horror show for Patriots

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
New Englanders will be subjected to watching David Tyree's catch in Super Bowl XLII a painful number of times before Super Bowl XLVI begins.

Super Bowl seat capacity not final

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
One year after hundreds of ticketed fans were left without seats at Cowboys Stadium, Super Bowl organizers have added only 254 temporary seats to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Patriots' play in the trenches gives them shot at revenge

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
With physical and mental toughness displayed late in Sunday's game, the Pats escaped with a win to advance to the Super Bowl.

Reflecting on conference title-game goats

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk wonders whether Ravens PK Billy Cundiff or 49ers PR Kyle Williams will ever live down their gaffes that cost their teams a possible trip to the Super Bowl.

Offenses ruled regular season; defenses controlling playoffs

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Championship Sunday reminded us once again that it's defense, as Patriots NT Vince Wilfork demonstrated, and special teams that win championships.

Shorts and Shells: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 a.m. ET
Joe Flacco stood tall in the Ravens' AFC title-game loss; special teams are the difference in Niners-Giants; Vince Wilfork's monster game; and more.

Patriots' road to Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
After New England held on to edge the Ravens, PFW takes a look back at how the Pats ended up in Super Bowl XLVI by looking at their week-by-week results.

Readers anticipated Patriots-Giants rematch

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "What is the most likely matchup for Super Bowl XLVI?" believed the Patriots and Giants would reach the big game.

Patriots players of the week: AFC championship

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
DT Vince Wilfork led a spirited defensive effort in the Patriots' AFC championship win over the Ravens.

Patriots hold on for win to advance to Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's one-yard TD run ended up being the game-winning score as the Patriots edged the Ravens 23-20 to win their fifth AFC championship in 11 seasons.

Championship live fantasy updates

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The latest injury news and fantasy updates for championship weekend.   

Ochocinco among Patriots' inactives

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Ravens released their inactives for Sunday's AFC championship game and WR Chad Ochocinco is among them.

Patriots-Ravens prediction

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain believes the Patriots will get revenge and beat Baltimore in the AFC championship 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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