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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 sign veteran DE Anderson

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of veteran DE Mark Anderson on Friday.

Patriots agree to terms with OT Solder

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder is the 31st first-round pick to sign his contract, as he agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday.

The Patriots' fantasy dilemma

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
It's usually a good idea to avoid Patriots not named Tom Brady early on in fantasy drafts, but if 2011 is anything like 2010, there are a handful of safe bets from New England for your team.

Improving the Patriots' third-down defense

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Heading into 2011, with such a high-octane offense, an improved third-down defense could greatly increase the Patriots' chances at getting back to the Super Bowl.

Spikes needs to put end of 2010 season behind him

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
After a solid start to his rookie season, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes got suspended and did little in the team's playoff loss. He needs to return to the form he flashed at times in 2010.

Eagles sign FS Page, DT Hargrove

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Former Patriots FS Jarrad Page and ex-Saints DT Anthony Hargrove are the latest veteran free agents to join the Eagles.

'Law Firm' returns to Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who went from unknown backup to starting running back last season, re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Report says Eagles called Moss after he retired

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald says that the Eagles contacted WR Randy Moss after he had filed his retirement papers with the league

The Patriots' new RB carousel

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Five key questions facing the Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
PFW's Patriots reporter Kevin Fishbain asks and answers five key questions facing the Patriots as they head into the 2011 season.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a player-by-player look at the Patriots from a fantasy perspective heading into 2011.

Pats sign second-rounders Dowling, Vereen

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

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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