Aqib Talib RUMORS & NEWS

  • Aqib Talib, Broncos agree to six-year deal "While their Super Bowl XLVIII opponents were assembled primarily through the draft, John Elway's Denver Broncos have leaned heavily on free agency. That blueprint will remain in place for 2014. With safety T.J. Ward already in the bank and stud pass rusher DeMarcus Ware on the horizon, Elway..." March 12

  • Aqib Talib Has "No Standing Offers"

    Pats Pulpit "This puts everything into perspective on the Talib front. No team has presented him with an offer. According to Mike Giardi of CSSNE, Patriots free agent cornerback Aqib Talib is in an interesting position. Teams have been kicking the tires, but none have presented an offer. This contradicts..." March 11

  • Source: Aqib Talib wants top-of-the-market deal

    Boston Herald "The Patriots know they have to crack open the safe if they’re going to keep cornerback Aqib Talib from hitting the open market next week. Talib wants to be paid as a top-of-the-market corner in free agency, according to a source. Since the Dolphins signed Brent Grimes to a four-year, $32..." March 05

  • Shockingly, Pats keep cards close to the vest on Talib

    Pro Football Talk "The clock is ticking on the annual application of the franchise tag. Regarding the possibility of tagging Aqib Talib, the Pats are keeping their intentions tightly guarded. As they usually do. About pretty much everything. Last year, Talib wasn’t tagged. He hit the market, eventually..." March 03

  • Aqib Talib to meet with Patriots at combine

    Boston Herald "And now, the combine's underground activity is under way. The Patriots are set to meet with Aqib Talib here in Indianapolis as the two sides work toward a contract, according to a source. Talib is set to hit free agency March 11, but the Patriots have exclusive signing power until..." February 21

  • DeAngelo Hall impact on Aqib Talib

    ESPN Boston "The Washington Redskins agreed to a four-year contract extension with soon-to-be-free-agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Tuesday, which could eliminate a significant suitor for Patriots free-agent-to-be cornerback Aqib Talib. As the Washington Post reminded us, the Redskins pursued Talib in..." February 19

  • Patriots face a big decision with Talib

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib hit the open market. And he ultimately returned to New England on a one-year, $5 million deal. Next month, that contract expires. And Talib once again will become a free agent. Per a league source, early indications are that the market will be more..." February 08

  • What’s at play with key Patriots free agents

    Boston Herald "Bill Belichick is on the golf course this weekend, no surprise as coaches and front office members usually take some time off before gearing up for the combine in two weeks. So where does that leave the Pats with their key free agents? Belichick said it can take 4-6 weeks to evaluate those..." February 07

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Not surprisingly, Wes Welker was not fined for his hit on Aqib Talib last Sunday. No fines to report from the Pats-Broncos game

  • Welker hit on Talib was dirty: Seahawks CB Thurmond

    New York Post "Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond thinks the NFL let a guilty Wes Welker get off scot-free for his hit on the Patriots’ Aqib Talib last Sunday. Thurmond ripped Welker for his controversial block on Talib in the second quarter of the AFC Championship, a play that knocked the New England..." January 23

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    CB Antonio Cromartie will replace injured Aqib Talib in Pro Bowl. Cromartie was first alternate. #Jets

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    Nick Underhill @Nick_Underhill

    Aqib Talib suffered no structural damage to his knee, I’m told.

  • Talib, Patriots have mutual interest in new contract, per report

    SB Nation "Talib and the Patriots could agree to another contract this spring, but he'll be on the receiving end of a bigger deal than the one he was given in 2013. Cornerback Aqib Talib is set to reach the free agency market for the second consecutive year, but just like last year, he might not have a..." January 20

  • Belichick tees off on Welker for hitting Talib

    Pro Football Talk "In the first half of New England’s loss at Denver, Broncos receiver Wes Welker flattened Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib on an apparent pick play, knocking New England’s best defensive back out of the game. Welker claimed that he didn’t intend to hit Talib. Patriots coach Bill Belichick feels..." January 20

  • Aqib Talib questionable to return after Wes Welker delivers a questionable body blow

    WEEI Boston "The Patriots No. 1 cornerback is questionable to return after a former Patriot delivered a big body blow. Aqib Talib left midway through the second quarter after taking a shot from Wes Welker to the right side of his upper body on an incomplete Peyton Manning pass over the middle intended for..." January 19

  • Talib's advice locked down Blount deal

    CSN New England "When the Patriots traded for Aqib Talib in 2012, they were getting a troubled corner in the midst of a PED suspension. His checkered past in college and with the Buccaneers made him a dice roll. By the end of the 2012 season, he’d established himself as one of the most important players on the..." January 15

  • Aqib Talib bounces back to lift Pats’ spirit

    Boston Herald "Aqib Talib has a couple different limps. The first drips with a swagger so contagious it spreads through the entire Patriots defense, as the cornerback performs with so much confidence that he can erase an all-world tight end in Jimmy Graham or get into a street fight with Steve Smith on..." December 20

  • Talib, Dennard, Gregory all practicing

    CSN New England "Aqib Talib, Steve Gregory and Alfonzo Dennard were all at practice Wednesday morning as the Patriots began prep for the Broncos. Dennard, who reportedly had a meniscus procedure over the weekend, was a bit of a surprise. Talib left Monday's game after aggravating his balky hip that kept him..." November 20

  • Panthers' Steve Smith to Pats' Aqib Talib: 'Ice up, son' "Like every epic game, the layers to the Carolina Panthers' 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots are stacked thick. The entertaining match between Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and Pats cornerback Aqib Talib provided fireworks from the get-go. Talib started the tit-for-tat bout..." November 20

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Aqib Talib made the trip to Carolina and is expected to play.

  • Signs point toward Patriots Talib playing

    Pro Football Talk "As the Patriots prepare to travel to Charlotte for a Monday night game in which they’re actually underdogs, the road team could have back at their disposal cornerback Aqib Talib. Per a league source, current indications are that Talib will be able to play. Talib strained a hip flexor nearly..." November 16

  • Is Talib Pats most important player going forward?

    CSN New England "More than halfway done with the regular season, the New England Patriots are now getting ready for the stretch run following their bye during Week 10. Michael Felger and Ron Borges discussed on Sports Sunday the most important Patriot players going forward. “It appears to be [Aqib] Talib,”..." November 11

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    CB Aqib Talib, who has missed the last 2 games, also here at practice. He practiced/limited, all last week.

  • Talib likely to miss another week

    Pro Football Talk "Two Sundays ago, Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib strained a hip flexor against the Saints. Last week, Talib didn’t play against the Jets after practicing on a limited basis only on Friday and being listed as doubtful. This week, Talib practiced on a limited basis all week, and he’s listed as..." October 27

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    DT Tommy Kelly & RB Leon Washington not spotted for second straight practice. WR Danny Amendola & CB Aqib Talib again present.

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Danny Amendola returns to practice which is in full pads for first time since Oct. 3. Talib isn't wearing thigh pads. No Kelly Washington.

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Aqib Talib is not traveling to New York per source. Gronkowski is on the team trip.

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Aqib Talib returns to practice after missing two days with a hip injury. Amendola (concussion) and Washington (ankle) miss third straight.

  • Patriots list CB Aqib Talib as doubtful, Danny Amendola out "Though Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib shut down Saints tight end Jimmy Graham last Sunday and held him without a catch he suffered a hip flexor injury that forced him out toward the end of the game. Talib missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and despite the fact he practiced Friday for New..." October 18

  • Talib not likely to play on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "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..." October 17

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Patriots absences at practice: CB Aqib Talib RB Leon Washington G Dan Connolly WR Danny Amendola DT Tommy Kelly.

  • Patriots DB Talib suffers hip flexor injury against Saints "New England Patriots defensive back Aqib Talib suffered a hip flexor injury according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The injury forced Talib from the Patriots' lineup in Sunday's win over New Orleans. Talib a potential free agent at season's end who is having a superb season..." October 13

  • Aqib Talib limps off in New England

    Pro Football Talk "In the first half of the Saints-Patriots contest Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was held without a catch due to a defensive approach centered on cornerback Aqib Talib. If the Patriots are going to keep Graham off the board they may have to do it without Talib. Talib limped off the field after a..." October 13

  • Talib: Jones taken reins from White in Atlanta

    CSN New England "Aqib Talib is the Patriots' top cover cornerback. His size and shutdown ability were evident last week against Vincent Jackson. This week he'll have another tough test with the 6-foot-3 220-pound Julio Jones. Or at least one would assume that would be the way the Patriots would match it up on..." September 27

  • Aqib Talib’s time to show ’em

    Boston Herald "It’s been nearly 11 months since the Patriots acquired Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers and fittingly the cornerback is coming off his best game in years just in time to show his old team what they’ve been missing. Talib forced a fumble and intercepted two fourth-quarter passes including the..." September 19

  • Is Aqib Talib the key to the Patriots defense?

    CSN New England "If you could name the one player who represents the largest key to the Patriots defense's success who would it be? Your answer is likely Aqib Talib the Tampa Bay castoff who rejuvenated a previously lifeless (almost nonexistent) secondary in the second half of the 2012 regular season. The..." September 07

  • Pats Aqib Talib downplays Eagles’ big play

    Boston Herald "Sometimes it doesn’t matter how well it’s coached or even executed. The other team always has the chance to simply do it better on any given play. By the Patriots’ account that was the case when Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson beat cornerback Aqib Talib for a 47-yard touchdown in..." August 11

  • Aqib Talib showing Pats ‘D’ the way

    Boston Herald "Aqib Talib doesn’t save his brightest moments for the times when the lights are on though it might seem that way. The Patriots cornerback lit up the Gillette Stadium crowd Monday night by intercepting Tom Brady’s final pass and returning it for an uncontested touchdown. It was the signature..." August 02

  • Aqib Talib gets one year to prove it

    Boston Herald "The Patriots defensive core has come into focus this weekend, and the re-signing of cornerback Aqib Talib is an indication they liked the momentum created late last season. Talib inked a one-year, $5 million contract yesterday, according to two sources, and he joined cornerback Kyle Arrington..." March 17

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    Adam Schefter @

    Free-agent CB Aqib Talib reached agreement with the Patriots on a one-year deal.

  • Patriots sign CB Aqib Talib to one-year deal "The Patriots traded for cornerback Aqib Talib midway through the 2012 season, and he immediately upgraded a suspect secondary. But because of off-field issues -- Talib arrived in New England in the midst of a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and he previously..." March 16

  • Redskins’ free agency starts quietly: Santana Moss deal reworked, Aqib Talib still in play

    Washington Post "As the NFL’s free agency signing period got underway on Tuesday, the salary-cap strapped Washington Redskins’ moves were limited to restructuring veteran wide receiver Santana Moss’s contract and re-signing punter Sav Rocca to a two-year deal. Meanwhile, the team appeared to be on the verge of..." March 13

  • Redskins set sights on Aqib Talib

    USA Today "The general manager who drafted Aqib Talib and a man who coached him for his first four NFL seasons are interested in a reunion with the soon-to-be free agent. The Washington Redskins have expressed an interest in Talib and will be making a push to sign the New England Patriots' cornerback if..." March 12

  • Redskins set sights on Aqib Talib

    USA Today "The general manager who drafted Aqib Talib and a man who coached him for his first four NFL seasons are interested in a reunion with the soon-to-be free agent. The Washington Redskins have expressed an interest in Talib and will be making a push to sign the New England Patriots' cornerback if..." March 11

  • Report: Patriots want to get Aqib Talib deal done soon "Aqib Talib found a home in the New England Patriots' secondary last season. The Patriots want to ensure the address wasn't temporary. Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Monday that the Patriots would like to get a deal with Talib done soon, according to multiple sources. In a flush..." March 11

  • 3 Patriots in Rotoworld's Top 50 Free Agents

    Pats Pulpit "Evan Silva of Rotoworld has produced a list of the NFL's Top 50 free agents. The list includes three Patriots in the top 17. First, is cornerback Aqib Talib, who checks in at number four on the list: The Patriots are rolling the dice a bit with Talib, but they could emerge looking awfully..." February 25

  • Verdict: Aqib Talib must get tag

    Boston Herald "As it turns out, Alfonzo Dennard wasn’t a bargain after all. We may have thought the Patriots pulled off a steal last April by taking the University of Nebraska cornerback in the seventh round of the NFL draft. But it looks as though he’s going to cost them a lot more than that in wake of..." February 21

  • Aqib Talib best choice to tag

    Boston Herald "It is time to play NFL tag, a game of high finance and gamesmanship. The assumption in these parts is the Patriots must tag Wes Welker, Aqib Talib or Sebastian Vollmer soon, all of them being eligible to go elsewhere if they don’t. Frankly, the Pats could choose not to play tag at all if they..." February 19

  • Talib or Vollmer? Game of tag begins

    Boston Herald "Franchise tag time has officially arrived for NFL teams. Around here, there’s always a little drama and suspense. Will the Patriots actually use it, and designate someone during the two-week window they have starting today, or will they stand pat? Based on some of the key personnel involved,..." February 18

  • Source: Pats Concerned Over Talib's Work Ethic

    Pats Pulpit "A source with knowledge of the situation told Comcast SportsNet's Mike Giardi that the New England Patriots have some serious concerns about cornerback Aqib Talib's work ethic as he heads into free agency. From CSNNE: According to the source, Talib passed on the chance to do extra work..." February 05

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