Aqib Talib RUMORS & NEWS

  • Broncos' Talib gives Brock Osweiler vote of confidence

    The Score "Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is cognizant of the difficult personnel decisions that are facing the Super Bowl champions this summer. Talib is under contract through 2020 and figures to be a vital part of the team's title defense, but a number of prominent Broncos players are slated to..." February 17

  • Broncos' Aqib Talib fined $26,044 for penalties in SB50 "Just minutes after winning Super Bowl 50, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib predicted he would be fined for two egregious penalties in Denver's 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He wasn't wrong. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Friday that Talib was docked a combined $26,044 for two..." February 13

  • NFL will consider Talib suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib viewed his decision to violently pull Panthers receiver Corey Brown to the ground by his facemask as something that would simply draw the equivalent of a parking ticket. Talib instead may be parked on the couch when the 2016 season begins. (And we now know that the..." February 09

  • Aqib Talib deliberately grabbed Corey Brown’s facemask

    Pro Football Talk "Several years ago, the NFL got rid of the distinction between major and minor facemask fouls, with all penalties for grabbing and pulling the bars on the front of the helmet becoming 15-yard personal fouls. It doesn’t matter whether it’s accidental or intentional; the penalty is the same. When..." February 08

  • Aqib Talib calls Levi’s Stadium turf “terrible”

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have had repeated issues with the quality of the sod at Levi’s Field. On Sunday, the NFL’s first stint as the caretaker of the gridiron at Santa Clara encountered difficulties, too. “The footing on the field was terrible,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said, via the Associated Press...." February 08

  • Aqib Talib credits Patriots: ‘I really learned how to be a professional over there’

    Boston "There’s a reason Aqib Talib, a shutdown corner, cost the Patriots only a fourth-round draft pick in a trade in 2012. The current Broncos cornerback has a checkered history, from battery charges, to aggravated assault allegations, to a performance enhancing drug suspension. But his trip to New..." February 01

  • Aqib Talib says Cam Newton is probably most dangerous QB in NFL

    The Score "Super Bowl 50 is quickly approaching and the Denver Broncos are sure not to underrate their opponent. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was surprisingly reverent toward Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton will almost surely capture NFL MVP honors the night before the Super Bowl after..." January 25

  • Aqib Talib angry with Steelers' Cody Wallace avoiding suspension for hit

    USA Today "Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib can speak with some authority about suspensions for unsportsmanlike conduct, having received a one-game ban earlier this year for poking an opponent in the eye. So when Talib first saw reports that Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace will be fined rather..." December 24

  • How do you stop Rob Gronkowski? Aqib Talib says 'triple-team' him

    Denver Post "It was 390 days ago when Rob Gronkowski sealed what many believe was the beginning of the Broncos' end to their 2014 season. On a first-and-10 off a slant route in the fourth quarter, in the Patriots' final stages of their 43-21 blowout of the Broncos — in Foxborough, of course — Gronkowski..." November 28

  • Aqib Talib's appeal denied by NFL; will serve suspension vs. Chiefs

    Denver Post "The NFL denied cornerback Aqib Talib's appeal on Tuesday. He will serve a one-game suspension, sitting out this Sunday's game when the Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs. "We're all disappointed as a team that it was not reduced," general manager John Elway said. The NFL disciplined..." November 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NFL is suspending Broncos CB Aqib Talib for one game for eye poke, as @MikeKlis reported. Talib is appealing.

  • Aqib Talib of Broncos facing possible suspension for eye-poke

    Denver Post "Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib faces a league review for a possible suspension after his eye-gouging incident Sunday, according to an NFL source. There is no timetable for a ruling, though typically the league likes to make a decision before the next week's games. Any suspension can be..." November 09

  • Report: NFL reviewing head hit on Bridgewater, Talib's eye-gouge

    The Score "The NFL is reviewing two separate incidents of alleged dirty play from Sunday's slate of games, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The league will examine the hit St. Louis Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner delivered to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, as well as the eye-gouge Denver..." November 09

  • Aqib Talib suspended one game; Broncos cornerback will appeal

    Denver Post "Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended for one game for his eye-gouging incident Sunday. Talib will appeal the suspension, which will be heard in time for the Broncos to know whether he will be available when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. "It was not intentional. I should..." November 09

  • Aqib Talib: Eye poke was an “honest mistake”

    Pro Football Talk "With just over two minutes left to play on Sunday, the Broncos still had a chance to come back and beat the Colts after a short Frank Gore run left the Colts with a third down opportunity. That third down turned into a first down when cornerback Aqib Talib was penalized for unnecessary..." November 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos expect WR Demaryius Thomas and Aqib Talib, both listed as questionable, to play today vs. Cleveland.

  • Injured Aqib Talib says he'll be back soon

    Denver Post "Aqib Talib limped to his locker. He sprained his right ankle during the Broncos' 16-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Broncos cornerback required in-game treatment but returned for about 15 plays. He was on the field when Denver's Chris Harris intercepted Oakland quarterback..." October 12

  • Report: Broncos CB Aqib Talib Being Investigated For Aggravated Assault

    NESN "Aqib Talib looks to be in trouble with the law. The Denver Broncos cornerback is being investigated, along with his brother, for a possible aggravated assault charge, WFAA in Dallas reported Wednesday. Talib and his brother weren’t arrested but Dallas Police Department sources told WFAA..." April 08

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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