Buccaneers trade cornerback Aqib Talib to Patriots
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.