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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

Brady and Patriots too much for Tebow

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Tom Brady and the Patriots shut down Tim Tebow's late-game heroics and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.

Patriots-Broncos prediction

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects the Patriots to notch their sixth win in a row on Sunday by topping Tim Tebow and the Broncos.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
No one has been able to slow down Rob Gronkowski, making each week an intriguing matchup to see how an opponent tries to contain Gronk.

Closing fast doesn't always lead to playoff success

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
In "NFList," we look at the five teams with the best records in Weeks 14-17 since 2006 and see whether that success translated to the postseason.

Mayo, Patriots agree to five-year deal

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Patriots LB Jerod Mayo has agreed to a five-year extension with the team, keeping the centerpiece of Bill Belichick's defense in place for the near future.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke to reporters on Friday before the team's Week 15 game against the Broncos. The following quotes are from transcripts provided by the team.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington have had their struggles this season and they face a pair of talented young receivers on Sunday.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
Who will step up if WR Deion Branch can’t play? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Ochocinco remains odd man out in Patriots' offense

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco has yet to make an impact on offense, and the team may need him to be involved come playoff time.

Patriots release DB Williams

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots released rookie DB Malcolm Williams on Thursday, the team announced.

Charges against Patriots WR Edelman dropped

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Suffolk County prosecutors dropped charges against Patriots WR Julian Edelman. The third-year pro was accused of groping a woman at a nightclub in November.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' run defense will need to show better than it did last week, as it faces the powerful Willis McGahee on Sunday.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
For the fourth week in a row, the Patriots' offensive tackles face a formidable pair of edge rushers. This week, it's Denver's Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

Gronkowski, Suggs, Prater earn AFC player of week honors

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs and Broncos PK Matt Prater were named AFC Players of the Week for Week 14.

Patriots 60-second rant: Run defense needs to improve in Denver

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pass defense continues to give up lots of yards, but the run defense struggled on Sunday.

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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