A report broke this morning from Pewter Report that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were attempting to trade troubled cornerback Aqib Talib. The Buccaneers however have denied this report, stating that Talib is not on the trading block and the Bucs want him to be part of the team.
"All I can tell you is that there is absolutely zero thinking on our part as far as wanting to do that. I want him to be a Buc," new head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times.
"I understand there's been issues before I arrived. I'm not naive to that. And I understand that some of those are a heck of a lot bigger than playing football. But I am really hopeful that that clears itself up," said Schiano. "Since I met him for the first time, he's done everything I've asked. He's practiced well and he's prepared well. I try not to judge people other than (by) how they treat me, and he's treated me well. I don't know how all that got started, but no, there's no truth to that."
It's not uncommon for a team to deny the rumors of a player being on the trade block, but with the case of Talib, it's not likely they were going be able to fetch anything. Talib is facing assault charges that if convicted, could see him face up to 20 years in prison.
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