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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 players of the week: Week 13

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
It was another banner day for TE Rob Gronkowski, who tied an NFL record in the Patriots' 31-24 win over the Colts in Week 13.

Patriots win fourth in a row behind three Gronkowski TDs

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski caught two touchdown passes then scored on a lateral and the Patriots withstood a fourth-quarter rally to keep the Colts winless with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

Patriots-Colts prediction

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 1:34 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain expects the rout will be on in New England on Sunday.

Patriots release WR Taylor Price

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
In a surprising move, the Patriots released WR Taylor Price on Saturday. OL Nick McDonald was signed from the practice squad to replace him.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Two of the best at their respective positions face off on Sunday, as Jeff Saturday and Vince Wilfork are the veteran leaders of their respective units.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
There aren't a whole lot of matchups on the field that can give the Colts much of an edge, but that's why they play the game, and the Patriots need to avoid any kind of letdown against the ...

Patriots fantasy report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Is Deion Branch worth a fantasy start? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots QB Mallett humbled in rookie season

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Ryan Mallett is spending his rookie season out of the spotlight, which has been beneficial to his development.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five questions with," Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti spoke with PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain about the Patriots' recent success.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Colts' porous run defense provides an opportunity for Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis to have a big game.

Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Thursday that QB Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November by the NFL.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots' cornerbacks might not face a good quarterback on Sunday, but they face one of the league's best receiving pairs.

Patriots sign DB Jones

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed DB Nate Jones, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots 60-second rant: Room for improvement in ground game

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Heading into a game against the Colts, the Patriots have a perfect opportunity to have a huge ground attack.

Patriots rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:22 a.m. ET
Rookies OT Nate Solder and DB Sterling Moore continue to make significant contributions to the Patriots.

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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