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The Tampa Buccaneers traded troubled cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots, the team announced on Twitter at the NFL trading deadline on Thursday.
Details of the trade were not immediately made public.
Talib, who has 18 career interceptions, joins a Patriots secondary in need of a jolt. New England has the 28th-ranked passing defense, allowing an average 281.1 yards per game.
The NFL trading deadline was moved back two weeks this season, a change that was supposed to initiate more moves. Hurricane Sandy further delayed the deadline 48 hours to 4 pm ET Thursday.
Talib, a first-round pick of the Bucs in 2008, has had a string of off-field incidents, dating back to a scuffle at the NFL rookie symposium. He was arrested after he assaulted a cab driver in Tampa in and then resisted arrest in 2009. Last year, police in Garland, Tex., issued a warrant after suspicion Talib pistol-whipped and shot at the live-in boyfriend of his sister in 2011. Charges in the latter case were dropped.
Talib is currently serving his second NFL suspension after he violated the league's substance abuse program. Adderall, a drug prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder, was found in his system during training camp. Since he did not have therapeutic use exemption, Talib was suspended four games.
He's eligible to return Nov. 11.
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Aqib Talib could be the answer the Patriots have been looking for at cornerback
The Patriots traded for (no longer) suspended cornerback Aqib Talib on Thursday, improving their atrocious secondary and getting what could be a shut-down corner. They gave up a 2013 4th rounder, and also received a 2013 7th rounder. Talib has had his fair share of run ins with the law, but we all know...
The New England Patriots have obtained cornerback Aqib Talib for their shaky secondary from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Talib will be eligible to play in the Patriots' next game on Nov. 11 after serving a four-game NFL suspension without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The Patriots acquired on Thursday the former first-round draft...
Aqib Talib was traded to the New England Patriots on Thursday, capping what was one of the most quiet trade deadline periods in recent memory.
The terms of the deal between the Buccaneers and Patriots were not announced.
Talib is serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. He’s already sat out three games, but the Patriots are...
As a long time follower of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I speculated earlier this week that the Buccaneers might move a player or two at the NFL trade deadline. One of the players I threw out there, now appears to be moved. CB Aqib Talib, currently serving a four game league imposed suspension after testing positive for Adderall, has reportedly been shipped to the New England Patriots...
Tampa, FL- Aqib Talib’s rollercoaster ride in Tampa Bay is over. After 4 1/2 eventful years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up on the potentially talented cornerback and shipped him to the New England Patriots as the trade deadline expired on Thursday.
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Thursday’s delayed trade deadline came and went at 4:00 p.m. EST with little to no action. The only move came from the Patriots, who traded for Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib.
The Buccaneers surrendered Talib and a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, acquired from the Bears, for Tampa Bay’s 2013 fourth-round pick. The change comes as a surprise for the Patriots, but with...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they’ve traded cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots.
This is a great move for both teams,since the Patriots need help at cornerback and the Bucs need to move on from Talib with all the off the field problems he’s had in his career.
If anyone can help Talib fullfill his potential, it’s Patriots head coach Bill Belichick...
Tweet The New England Patriots have acquired cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Talib has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement since the Bucs drafted him 20th overall in 2008, but still has a world of talent. Talib has been arrested twice in his young [...]
Trade for Patriots: I absolutely love this trade for the Patriots. They desperately need cornerback help. They have a few young cornerbacks, but none of them are playing well. Tom Brady is 35 so their Super Bowl window is closing. They need a short term solution so they don’t have to rely on developmental cornerbacks like Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, and the recently released...
The league has yet to hand down an official ruling regarding Eric Wright’s possible suspension, which was first reported by FOX’s Jay Glazer last Sunday. Today, a source from within the Buccaneers informed The Cave that Wright may not be suspended. Jay Glazer tweeted that corner back Eric Wright would be suspended for four games for the use of Adderall, same drug Aqib Talib...
The Patriots secondary has clearly been their Achilles heel
this season. But Bill Belichick took action to try and correct that issue at
the trade deadline.
Aqib Talib, a supremely talented and superbly
careless cornerback, was traded from the Tampa Buccaneers at the deadline in
exchange for a 2013 fourth-round pick on Thursday. The Patriots also received a seventh-round pick...
The Patriots don’t have a game this weekend, but they remain in the headlines thanks to yesterday’s deal for troubled Tampa cornerback Aqib Talib.
The deal, which cost the Patriots a fourth-round pick in the coming draft (and got them back a 7th rounder) has been the subject of much debate and discussion already, with much of the talk centered around Talib’s considerable rap...
The Patriots sure weren’t quiet during their bye week, bringing in new faces who included, most notably, cornerback, Aqib Talib.
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