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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, Cromartie, Cribbs named AFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Tom Brady, Antonio Cromartie and Josh Cribbs have been named the AFC Players of the Week for Week Two.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday about their upcoming opponent, the Bills.

Patriots 60-second rant: 'D' needs to avoid lapse vs. Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense has struggled thus far, and if it continues against the Bills, they could be upset.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots have given up a lot of passing yards this season and need to get some pressure on Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Patriots rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Week Two Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Tom Brady, Morgan Burnett and Josh Cribbs as its Players of the Week.

Bruschi off-base in Ochocinco criticism

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
Ex-Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi was misguided in his recent criticism of new Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco, writes PFW's Kevin Fishbain.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Patriots stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Patriots veteran WR Deion Branch had a big game, but CB Devin McCourty struggled in Week Two. Those players are going in opposite directions on this week's stock report.

Pats offense continues to roll but 'D' not quite there

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offense had another sensational game against the Chargers, but the defense doesn't yet look like a much improved unit.

Report: Patriots TE Hernandez to miss time with MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez will miss one to two weeks because of a sprained MCL, according to a report by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.

Patriots players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Tom Brady again takes offensive player of the game honors for another sensational effort in the Patriots' Week Two win.

Brady throws three TDs in Pats win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for a mere 423 yards six days after setting a single-game team record of 517, leading the Patriots over the Chargers 35-21 on Sunday.

Patriots-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain predicts a close game in the Patriots' home opener but believes they will pull it out against San Diego.

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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