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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

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Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.

Two year extension for Patriots LB Ninkovich

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OLB Rob Ninkovich, keeping him off the free agent market following the season.

Belichick comes alive in 'A Football Life'

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Thursday night's premiere of "Bill Belichick: A Football Life" on NFL Network confirmed what I thought, that Belichick and the Patriots are an extremely fascinating focal point of a documentary.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Chargers OLG Kris Dielman will be a great football battle to watch in Week Two.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Patriots'' top fantasy football options, including WR Deion Branch, for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Patriots sign OL McDonald to practice squad

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Friday that they have signed OL Nick McDonald to the practice squad.

Despite inexperience, Patriots like Barrett at safety

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport gives his insight in this week's "Five questions with" segment.

Patriots re-sign OL Welch

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought OL Thomas Welch back to the practice squad on Thursday and released Nick McDonald.

Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady has been tabbed as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played from Sept. 8-12, the league said Wednesday.

Boston statues get Belichick-themed makeover

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Five Boston statues will be decorated in cutoff hooded sweatshirts as promotion for a documentary NFL Network will air on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Patriots rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.

Patriots sign OL Thomas

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of OL Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here is what was said by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien following the team's Week One win.

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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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