Aqib Talib, cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been traded to the New England Patriots in a deadline day deal, according to multiple reports. Talib is currently serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs, but will be reinstated next Monday.
Talib was drafted by the Buccaneers with the No. 20 overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Talib has played five seasons with the Patriots and has amassed 159 tackles, 18 interceptions, three defensive touchdowns and 52 passes defended. Prior to his suspension this season, Talib had seven pass defends and one interception in four games.
While he has shown flashes of talent, Talib brings some baggage to New England. In 2008, Talib got into a fistfight with a Buccaneers teammate, Cory Boyd, at the NFL rookie symposium. One year later, Talib allegedly assaulted a taxi driver and was arrested. In 2011, a felony warrant was issued for Talib for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend. However, those charges were later dropped.
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