New England Patriots trade for Buccaneers’ Aqib Talib
The good old Pats are at it again, zigging when everyone thought they’d zag by actually making a trade at the deadline for cornerback Aqub Talib. Talib is currently suspended for Adderall but is eligible to return next week.
There’s no question he could be useful in the Patriots secondary, especially if they’d like to keep Devin McCourty at safety. Talib does have a history off the field, and with his contract expiring at the end of the year this could just be a half season rental for the Pats.
Though if Talib is smart he’d get his act together and try to lock down a job with the best run organization in the NFL. You don’t get these kinds of chances many times in life, and the need for a quality physical corner is definitely there in New England. We’ll see if he takes advantage of it and goes the route of Randy Moss or Corey Dillon, or squanders it like Albert Haynesworth.