The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a lot of trouble with defensive back Aqib Talib, off the field. On the field, Talib has been a very good football player for the Bucs, but his issues off the field have wained the support of the front office. The Bucs are now looking to see if they can get another NFL franchise to take Talib off their hands, making him available for a trade according to a report by Pewter Report.
A league source has told PewterReport.com that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made starting cornerback Aqib Talib available via trade. Thus far there have been no takers. The Bucs offered no comment on whether Talib is in fact on the trading block.
Many expect the Buccaneers to draft LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft next week, so it could certainly make parting with Talib a little easier, at least on the field wise. The problem will be finding a suitor for Talib, who could be facing league discipline for an alleged assault incident back in March. Talib has a hearing scheduled in June, so it's possible Talib could be serving time in jail during the start of training camp.
Even if Talib is found innocent of the charges, he could still face league discipline and be suspended by Roger Goodell.
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