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Aqib Talib Still Focusing On Football, Despite Indictment

Aqib Talib was indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Frdiay morning by a Texas Grand Jury. But before that news broke, Talib was taking every opportunity to work on his game, and prepare for the upcoming NFL season, even though it appears that he won't be with the Bucs when it begins. According to Pat Yasinskas of, despite Talib's pending legal issues, the cornerback has been with his team at organized workouts this offseason.

Teammates said Talib has been coming out to players-only workouts run by quarterback Josh Freeman on a fairly regular basis this offseason. The workouts have been mostly for offensive players, but the teammates said Talib has gone through workouts in the weight room and worked as a wide receiver on the field. The teammates said Talib sometimes will line up at cornerback and shadow receivers on their routes, but no contact is allowed and he's been one of the few defensive players to show up.

That certainly isn't the type of dedication you might expect from someone who has been described as being as much of an issue as Talib. But this type of performance might indicate that Talib can perform like a good citizen given the right circumstances. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

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