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Even when they're not playing, the New England Patriots still manage to make headlines.
Prior to the NFL trading deadline on Thursday, which came during their bye week, the Patriots (5-3) acquired Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite the shutdown cornerback's troubled past.
New England gave up a fourth-round pick in next year's draft for Talib, who has 18 interceptions since being selected by Tampa Bay with the 20th pick in 2008 out of Kansas. The Patriots also snared a 2013 seventh-round choice in the deal, as well.
However, 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.''
New England coach Bill Belichick wouldn't divulge much about the acquisiti...
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Jimmy Lake, who was Aqib Talib's defensive backs coach from 2010-11, had a lot of good things to say about the Patriots new corner back when he joined 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday (listen below).Lake told the guys Talib is a good all-around football player who will work hard, possibly harder than any other player on the Patriots.“Aqib’s got the size you want; he’s 6-1...
“When the Patriots were splitting snaps between Welker and Julian Edelman in the first two...
Aerosmith decided to treat the people of Boston with a return to their roots on Monday afternoon in Boston.
Luckily for Tom Brady and some other members of the Patriots, they're in the middle of some time off, given their Week 9 bye week.
The Patriots quarterback was in attendance for the concert, as were owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft, as well as linebacker...
Belichick Breakdown - Steelers at Patriots 12/9/2007 (by xjmaki)
Defensive backs who don’t turn their head around is such a point of contention with Patriots fans this year, but here’s a great film breakdown of the how Rodney Harrison defends a pass against the Steelers without ever turning around. You don’t have to get your head around if you don’t touch the receiver and...
It’s safe to say there weren’t too many folks in Patriots Nation feeling good after barely squeaking out a win in Week 7 at home against the Jets. Everything from the secondary to the offense to the coaching staff was in question.
Many felt the trip to London for Week 8’s game against the Rams would be somewhat of a “make or break” situation for the youngest team Bill...
The Patriots bye week is finally over!!
All that Bill Belichick‘s second-place finish in the Sporting News’ most overrated coach in the NFL poll shows is that 16 current players are out of their minds.
Belichick finished 19 votes behind fellow AFC East head coach Rex Ryan, and three votes ahead of Andy Reid. Belichick more overrated than Reid? No way.
Belichick hasn’t had a losing season since 2000. He’s the only...
Aaron and Janelle share the same birthday !
While Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan and Doug Martin captivated the
football world on Sunday, Tom Brady was sitting at home with his feet up. But just because the Patriots didn't have a
game, didn't mean the quarterback wasn't still working.
Brady, making his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Morning Show on
Monday, explained how difficult it can be to...
Brandon Spikes and Drew Rosenhaus have called it quits.
According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, Spikes has terminated Rosenhaus as his agent. Mullen adds that Rosenhaus has declined to comment on the matter.
Spikes, 25, is in his third NFL season after getting drafted out of the University of Florida No. 62 overall. Spikes signed a four-year deal during his rookie season...
The Sporting News polled 103 players from 27 NFL teams and...NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan is the most overrated HC in the league. Here's the list:
Rex Ryan, Jets 35
Bill Belichick, Patriots...
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