Buccaneers trade Aqib Talib to Patriots

Harry How

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots before Thursday's NFL trade deadline.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on their Twitter feed that they have traded cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots before the NFL's trade deadline this afternoon. The Buccaneers did not disclose what it received in return from the Patriots.

Talib ha had a turbulent career with the Buccaneers after he was selected by the Buccaneers with the 20th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. Talib has been a solid cover cornerback for the Buccaneers, totaling 18 interceptions for the team in his career, but off the field issues have offset his quality play on the field.

Talib was suspended for the Buccaneers season opener in 2010 after an altercation with a local taxi cab operator in Aug. of 2009. Talib is currently serving a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Talib disclosed that he took the medication Adderall at the beginning of training camp. He will serve the final game of his four-game suspension during New England's game on Nov 11 against the Buffalo Bills.

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