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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-Ravens matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Two of the best in the business at their respective positions will be sparring often in the trenches on Sunday — Logan Mankins and Haloti Ngata.

Report: Ochocinco travels to Florida for father's funeral

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco went to Florida on Friday night for his father's funeral, but plans to return for Sunday's AFC championship game.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady will be keeping a close eye on Ravens ball-hawking FS Ed Reed before every play.

Ravens' road to the AFC title game

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
As Baltimore prepares to face the Patriots, PFW takes a look back at how the Ravens ended up in the AFC championship game by looking at their week-by-week results.

Rams to host games in U.K. for next three seasons

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Rams will play the Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, the first of three consecutive seasons in which St. Louis will host a regular-season game in the United Kingdom.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 3:50 a.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti helps preview the AFC championship game against Baltimore.

Thursday practice report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the two conference championship games.

Position switch helping Patriots' back end

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Continiuing a theme of versatility, the Patriots moved Devin McCourty and Sterling Moore around in the secondary late in the season.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The matchup that all Ravens fans are worried about involves the Patriots' tight ends, as no team this season as found a way to stop, let alone contain, both.

The conference confluence

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk has some thoughts on last weekend's divisional round and picks the winners in this weekend's conference championship games.

Ten years after the Tuck Rule game

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's first career playoff game is memorable 10 years later, and a pass he didn't even complete arguably changed the fortunes of both teams involved.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The PFW/PFWA Defensive MVP, Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs, will be looking to wreak havoc against Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense.

Gov. Christie calls for New Jersey victory parade

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
New Jersey governor Chris Christie wants the Giants to hold their potential Super Bowl parade in New Jersey, where the team's stadium is located.

Tebow stayed in vs. Patriots despite serious injuries

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Broncos QB Tim Tebow played hurt on Saturday night, but apparently will make a full recovery from his injuries, without requiring surgery.

Patriots 60-second rant: Let's get physical

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
If the Patriots are to beat the Ravens on Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, they will need to up the ante when it comes to being physical.

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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