Found October 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Strike another key defensive player from the Patriots’ lineup on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Most likely. Per a league source cornerback Aqib Talib is unlikely to play due to a hip flexor strain suffered in Week Six against the Saints. Talib has drawn rave reviews this year for his work against players like Julio Jones and Roddy White of the Falcons and against Saints tight end (receiver) Jimmy Graham. Talib has yet to practice this week. After the injury initially happened it was not believed to be serious. But it looks like he’ll miss at least one week. Also absent for the New England defense on Thursday was lineman Tommy Kelly (knee). Defensive backs Devin McCourty (shoulder) and Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were limited.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Aqib Talib returns to practice

Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib returned to practice on Friday after missing some time with a hip flexor. Aqib Talib returns to practice after missing two days with a hip injury. Amendola (concussion) and Washington (ankle) miss third straight. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 18, 2013 With Talib back at practice, you have to imagine he has a chance at playing in Sunday’s game...

Report: Patriots Unlikely To Have CB Aqib Talib Available On Sunday

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed him that Patriots  CB Aqib Talib is unlikely to play against the Jets this weekend. Florio adds that it appears as though Talib will miss at least one week. Talib suffered a hip flexor strain during Week Six game against the Saints. Talib has been unable to practice throughout the week, so this news...

Aqib Talib Returns to Practice, Still not Likely to Play

While it still appears unlikely that Aqib Talib will play on Sunday versus the New York Jets, it is very encouraging news that Aqib Talib was spotted participating during the media portion of practice on Friday. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the news is good because it likely means that Talib won't miss an extended period of time: Patriots cornerback Aqib...

Patriots CB's ready to go, even if Talib is not

Photo Courtesy usatoday.com It is no secret, the Patriots active roster is FILLED with injuries. So many in fact that you can't help but cringe when you see names such as Amendola, Vereen, Wilfork and Mayo. Now there is another name possibly being added to that list, Aqib Talib. Talib left last week's game against the Saints with a strained hip flexor, an injury that is...

Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola Among Five Players Missing From Wednesday’s Patriots Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots already lost Jerod Mayo to injured reserve on Wednesday. They were also missing five key players at practice. Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola, Tommy Kelly, Leon Washington and Dan Connolly were not present at the start of Wednesday’s session. Talib suffered a hip injury on Sunday against the Saints. Amendola and Connolly were both lost to head injuries...

Rob Gronkowski questionable despite being cleared, Aqib Talib doubtful

  Even though tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) has been cleared by his own doctors to play this week against the Jets,  the Patriots have him listed as questionable for Sunday. Along with Gronk,  wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) is questionable. Wide receiver Danny Amendola (concussion/groin) has been ruled out and cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) is doubtful even though...

Talib, Amendola Miss Second Straight Practice

For the second day in a row, the Patriots were without Danny Amendola and Aqib Talib at practice. Aqib Talib has a hip flexor injury and Danny Amendola suffered a concussion during the Saints game. Also not participating in practice were defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee injury) and Leon Washington. Kelly could be the most alarming absence as his injury goes back to...

Devin McCourty Stood Out at Safety, Cornerback, Filling in for Aqib Talib in Patriots-Saints Film Review

It has become the norm this season, but Aqib Talib was the best player on the field on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. He was the best defender, best Patriot, best football player — better than Tom Brady or Drew Brees. Unfortunately, his greatness was only on display until the 9:27 mark in the third quarter. Talib layed out to push Darren Sproles out of bounds and grabbed...

Rob Gronkowski Travels with Patriots, Talib Stays Home

In news which confirms the prevailing thinking since Rob Gronkowski was medically cleared to return to the field, the Patriots star tight end traveled with the team to New York. This all but guarantees that Gronk will see playing time on Sunday, though how many snaps the team regulates him to remains to be seen. Last week, Michael Hoomanawanui played well in the passing game...

Patriots’ Aqib Talib likely out for Sunday, Rob Gronkowski cleared to play

Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com reports that New England Patriots shutdown cornerback, Aqib Talib, will miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets while Mike Reiss via twitter reports tight end Rob Gronkowski is “cleared” to play. Talib suffered a hip flexor strain last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and has not practiced all week. The injury to Talib is a rotten cherry...

Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola, Tommy Kelly Miss Patriots Practice Again, Status for Sunday in Doubt

FOXBORO, Mass. — For the second day in a row, Danny Amendola and Aqib Talib missed practice. It’s not looking good for either player to suit up on Sunday as Amendola recovers from a concussion and Talib mends his injured hip. Tommy Kelly (knee) and Leon Washington (ankle) also missed practice. Dan Connolly returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session with...

Aqib Talib Would Be Bigger Loss on Defense Than Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. – If there was such thing after six weeks of the season, Aqib Talib would undoubtedly be the Patriots’ team MVP. The cornerback has shut down Julio Jones, Roddy White, A.J. Green and Jimmy Graham in subsequent weeks. He made a game-saving play in the final seconds against the Falcons and has solidified the Patriots’ secondary with the help of his fellow...

Report: Rob Gronkowski Traveling With Patriots to Game Against New York Jets, Aqib Talib Not Going

After weeks of playing the will he or won’t he game, Rob Gronkowski was finally cleared by doctors on Friday and appears primed to play for the Patriots for the first time all season on Sunday. Gronkowski traveled with the team to New Jersey on Saturday as they headed to New Jersey for Sunday’s game against the Jets, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. This marks the...

Round Table: Offense or Defense?

Who deserves more credit for last week's win?  The Patriots defense for shutting down Jimmy Graham or the offense for executing the miraculous game-winning drive? Jason: The defense deserves all of the credit, hands down. It wasn't just the fact that they shut down Graham. They were put in two different tough situations where giving up a first down would have been game...

The Patriots Road to MetLife Stadium MVP of Week 6 is....

As we announced after Week 1, we're looking to chronicle the Patriots quest on the Road to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl. To do this, we're highlighting heroes from each and every game. A weekly Patriots MVP voted by you! Over the past week, we've asked you guys to weigh in on who you believed was the hero of the Week 6 win over the New Orleans Saints. So, your...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.