NFL.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
Fansided "The New England Patriots are trying to find away to bring back cornerback Aqib Talib. The franchise tag is an option, but apparently the Patriots have no interest in using it. From Boston Herald beat writer Jeff Howe: There’s no chance the Patriots hit Talib with a franchise tag that..." February 09
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
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
Not surprisingly, Wes Welker was not fined for his hit on Aqib Talib last Sunday. No fines to report from the Pats-Broncos game
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
CB Antonio Cromartie will replace injured Aqib Talib in Pro Bowl. Cromartie was first alternate. #Jets
Aqib Talib suffered no structural damage to his knee, I’m told.
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
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
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
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
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
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
NFL.com "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
Aqib Talib made the trip to Carolina and is expected to play.
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
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
CB Aqib Talib, who has missed the last 2 games, also here at practice. He practiced/limited, all last 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
DT Tommy Kelly & RB Leon Washington not spotted for second straight practice. WR Danny Amendola & CB Aqib Talib again present.
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.
Aqib Talib is not traveling to New York per source. Gronkowski is on the team trip.
Aqib Talib returns to practice after missing two days with a hip injury. Amendola (concussion) and Washington (ankle) miss third straight.
CBSSports.com "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
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
Patriots absences at practice: CB Aqib Talib RB Leon Washington G Dan Connolly WR Danny Amendola DT Tommy Kelly.
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Free-agent CB Aqib Talib reached agreement with the Patriots on a one-year deal.
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
NFL.com "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
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
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
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
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