Posted November 01, 2012

Buccaneers trade cornerback Aqib Talib to Patriots

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The Patriots acquired suspended cornerback Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers have traded talented but sometimes troubled cornerback Aqib Talib to the Patriots. The trade details included Talib and the Bucs’ 2013 7th-round pick for a Patriots 2013 4th-round pick, according to the Bucs.

Talib still has three games remaining in a four-game suspension for taking the prescription drug Adderall without a prescription. He has faced off-field legal troubles on multiple occasions, leading to speculation that new Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano would attempt to deal him before today’s trade deadline.

Talib, 26, was a first-round pick of the Bucs out of Kansas in 2008 and tallied 18 interceptions and 53 passes defensed in five years

Talib will represent another bid by Bill Belichick to turn a troubled or disgruntled player into an asset under the Patriots’ system, including Corey Dillon, Randy Moss and Albert Haynesworth.


9 comments
John4
John4

Speaking of classless, that lunge at the other team's kneeling QB play by Schiano is as classless as I have seen in the NFL in a long while.  

balo030869
balo030869

Only a Classless organization like the Pats with a Classless coach and classless QB can get a player like this.

Bigwhazoo
Bigwhazoo

Bill was seen at a SuperMax recently checking to see if any defensive linemen were being released.

Greg Gorman
Greg Gorman

Actually he only has 1 game remaining on his suspension.

Cirey
Cirey

Albert Haynesworth was not turned into an asset.

Brett Kos
Brett Kos

 @balo030869 Only a Classless person that is classless would know a classless organization when he can only classlessly point out the classlessness of such a classless move.

Cirey
Cirey

 @Greg Gorman your right i think he is available 11/11, thats what Yahoo sports and ESPN have reported

 

John4
John4

 @salvaje50  I think you meant "that's a very TRUE statement".

That would have made more sense.  (Except for the classless QB part.  Brady is OK, I suppose).