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After playing 6 games with New England in 2012, the Patriots saw enough in Talib to sign him to a one-year $5 million contract.
Talib, 27, was drafted in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played four seasons with them before being traded to New England late in the 2012 season. The first time an opposing quarterback threw in his direction, it was a pick six for the Kansas product.
This is a great opportunity for Aqib as he is given the chance to make some bank for this season while proving to other teams that he’s a valid corner up for grabs in the 2014 season. One thing he’ll have to fix, an interesting statistic, is that opposing quarterbacks averaged a passer rating of 103.7 when throwing it Talib’s way. Apparently the Patriots are confident in his ability to bring that number down for the upcoming season.
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Free-agent CB Aqib Talib reached agreement with the Patriots on a one-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2013
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Talib is banking on a big year with the Patriots, so he can cash out in free agency next year. Interesting gamble, we will see if it pans out.
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The Patriots acquired the troubled cornerback from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a draft pick after the NFL had suspended Talib for four games due to a positive test for Adderall.
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