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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-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
The Patriots should have a big advantage in the pass rush considering the Redskins' shaky situation at left tackle.

O-line shuffling has hurt Patriots' run game

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Injuries along the offensive line haven't helped the Patriots' run game, which has fallen to 21st in the NFL.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Without SS LaRon Landy, the Redskins will have an even tougher time covering Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Five questions with PFW Redskins correspondent John Keim

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five Questions with," we go "Behind Enemy Lines" and talk with John Keim, Redskins beat writer for the Washington Examiner.

Ravens-Chargers remains Week 15 Sunday-night game

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens-Chargers game in San Diego will remain the "Sunday Night Football" game in Week 15.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots will need to hold Redskins rookie RB Roy Helu in check. The dual-threat back has emerged as Washington's top offensive weapon.

Patriots sign WR Dickerson to practice squad

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
The Patriots have signed WR Dorin Dickerson to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots 60-second rant: Patriots not striking fear with current play

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots, with their last-ranked defense, are not necessarily an imposing future playoff opponent, despite having Tom Brady.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be bringing the heat with OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Patriots rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder started in Week 13, and RB Stevan Ridley had eight carries in the Patriots' win over the Colts.

Playoff scenarios for Week 14

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 14, as provided by the NFL.

Musical chairs continue on Patriots' defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots' trotted out more "no-names" into their defense and gave up 21 fourth-quarter points to the Colts.

Jaguars claim WR Price

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Jaguars have claimed the rights to WR Taylor Price, a 2010 third-round pick who was released by the Patriots on Saturday.

Patriots stock report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
DT Vince Wilfork had a superb game against the Colts, but the Patriots couldn't move the ball on the ground, nor slow down the Colts' passing game.

Shorts and Shells: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:09 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers' great finish; Leslie Frazier's poor coaching move; the year of the breakout pass catcher; and plenty more from a busy Week 13.

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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