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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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Report: Patriots OG Mankins has sprained MCL

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Patriots OLG Logan Mankins will miss Sunday's game with a sprained MCL suffered in Saturday's win over the Dolphins.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Jerod Mayo and Richard Seymour as its Players of the Week.

It's a six-horse race for the Super Bowl

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
We still don't know the complete 12-team playoff field yet, but Hub Arkush believes there are just six teams that have a legitimate shot at Super Bowl XLVI.

O-line injuries latest obstacle for Patriots

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 11:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots are already playing with a weak defense, and now offensive line injuries could keep them from making another Super Bowl run.

Shorts and Shells: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Ranking the danger factor of the teams that have yet to qualify for the postseason; Jerome Simpson's and Richard Seymour's heroics; plus plenty more.

Patriots stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker had another stellar game, but the banged-up offensive line struggled in the Week 16 win over Miami.

Patriots release S Ventrone

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots released S Ross Ventrone from the active roster and DL Cedric McKinley from the practice squad on Monday.

Patriots players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Wes Welker's sure hands in the second half helped the Patriots come back to beat the Dolphins in Week 16.

Patriots rally, clinch first-round bye

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Patriots rallied to clinch a playoff bye with a 27-24 win over the Dolphins on Saturday.

Patriots-Dolphins prediction

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects the Dolphins to give the Patriots a fight, but for Tom Brady and crew to come out on top in Foxborough.

Patriots OLT Light a late scratch

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Patriots OLT Matt Light, who was not on Friday's injury report, is inactive for Saturday''s game against Miami.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Patriots CB Devin McCourty has struggled this season, and the Dolphins and WR Brandon Marshall might look to take advantage.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Does Stevan Ridley have any fantasy value? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Ninkovich: Patriots' defense needs better starts

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
Heading into the playoffs, getting off to better starts as to not put so much pressure on Tom Brady early on will be a big focus of the Patriots' defense.

Five questions with Patriots OLB Rob Ninkovich

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five questions with..." PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain spoke with Patriots OLB Rob Ninkovich about the team's defense and what needs to improve.

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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