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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

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Bills "D" not getting it done vs. AFC East

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Bills' defense, especially up front, is not living up to its lofty expectations in two division losses.

Jets sign FB Hilliard

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Jets signed FB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday and waived WR Patrick Turner.

Dolphins sign WR Gaffney, release WR Naanee

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Dolphins signed WR Jabar Gaffney and released WR Legedu Naanee, the team announced Tuesday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East standings may look close, but Week Four proved that the Patriots are still ahead of the class.

Pats dominate second half, rally to beat Bills

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led New England on six consecutive second-half touchdown drives and the Patriots rolled to a 52-28 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Patriots' new safeties getting positive early reviews

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Patriots needed to upgrade their safety position opposite Patrick Chung, and their two additions are working out nicely.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.

Patriots release TE Winslow

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
TE Kellen Winslow asked for and received his release from the Patriots on Thursday, ESPN first reported.

Raiders sign veteran DE Carter

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran DE Andre Carter, the team announced Wednesday. They cut second-year OT Joe Barksdale.

League fines Belichick $50,000

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $50,000 for “impermissible physical contact with an official.”

Patriots sign DL McClain

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed DL Terrell McClain on Wednesday and released DL Marcus Forston.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets are tied atop the AFC East with records of 2-1, and the Patriots are below .500 for the first time in nine years.

Ravens fight back to top Patriots

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. ET
Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Ravens a 31-30 victory over the Patriots.

Patriots sign Winslow, re-sign Branch, Koutouvides

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed TE Kellen Winslow and re-signed WR Deion Branch and LB Niko Koutouvides.

Report: TE Winslow agrees with Patriots

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 8:42 a.m. ET
The Patriots and TE Kellen Winslow Jr. have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, ESPN's James Walker reported Tuesday. 

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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