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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

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Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Sunday

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled mightily defending teams on third down last season. Monday night will be the first chance to see if offseason moves have paid off to improve in getting the "D" off the field on third down.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Dolphins rookie C Mike Pouncey will be the first to face the new-look Patriots front line of Albert Haynesworth and Vince Wilfork.

Patriots fantasy report: Week One

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Patriots' top fantasy football options for Monday night's game at Miami.

Molden fits trend of increasing size in Patriots' secondary

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Waiver claim Antwaun Molden has the size that Bill Belichick is looking for at the cornerback position, helping the former Texan make the 53-man roster.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Patriots WRs Chad Ochocinco and Deion Branch will have to work to get separation from Dolphins CBs Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
In this week's "Five questions with" segment, former Patriots star and current broadcaster Gino Cappelletti recaps the Pats' preseason and previews what is to come this season.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
The Patriots' secondary will have the task of slowing down Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall in the season opener.

Report: Patriots name captains

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Patriots named their captains and there are two surprising names on the list.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Patriots OTs Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer will need to keep the Dolphins' outside 'backers from disrupting Tom Brady's rhythm.

Patriots sign TE Gronkowski, cut DL Warren

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots are collecting Gronkowskis, as they signed TE Dan Gronkowski to join his brother Rob.

Panthers claim CB Butler

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Former Patriots CB Darius Butler didn't remain on waivers for long, as he was claimed by the Panthers, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Report: Patriots claim LB Edds

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots continued making moves on Tuesday, reportedly claiming former Dolphins ILB A.J. Edds off waivers.

Patriots cut CB Butler

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut former second-round CB Darius Butler on Tuesday. "It's been real New England. I was blessed to have a chance to play and start my NFL career here," he tweeted.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Brady would welcome back Moss 'with open arms'

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
Randy Moss is currently without a team, but that may be changing, based on comments made Tuesday morning on a Boston radio station.

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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