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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

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Brady wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month for December/January. The Patriots were 5-0 during the months.

Penn State to interview Patriots offensive coordinator O'Brien

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Reports say that Penn State will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien for the school's head-coaching position on Thursday.

Vegas: Packers have best shot to win Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
It's hardly shocking, but casinos in Las Vegas have made the Packers the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots resemble last year's team, but outside expectations lowered

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 5:19 a.m. ET
The Patriots enter this year's playoffs on an eight-game win streak — just like last season, but expectations seem lower after what happened last postseason.

Patriots rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:26 a.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley continued his late-season surge, and OT Nate Solder got his 13th start of the season.

The First Fifteen: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
In his "First Fifteen" column, Eric Edholm analyzes the wild-card matchups, teams that are making coaching and front-office moves and the playoff teams on bye.

Patriots stock report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez continued his productive play, but the team's early-game struggles were apparent again in a Week 17 win.

A look ahead at the Patriots' 2012 opponents

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
With the 2011 regular season wrapped up, the Patriots now know their 2012 opponents.

Shorts and Shells: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 5:18 a.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie DB Sterling Moore provided a spark in the Patriots' secondary by picking off two passes in their Week 17 win.

Patriots clinch top seed in AFC with 49-21 win

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led the Patriots back from a three-touchdown deficit as they clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 49-21 win.

Reports: Patriots OC O'Brien candidate for Penn State job

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is reportedly a leading candidate to be the head coach at Penn State.

Patriots-Bills prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:15 a.m. ET
The Patriots are not only playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but also for revenge against the Bills.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
One area the Bills could gain an advantage over the Patriots is in the kickoff game, where their coverage teams have excelled and the Patriots have struggled on returns.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots were held without a sack when they fell to the Bills in Week Three but could have success on Sunday against a reworked Buffalo O-line.

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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