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Patriots, Aqib Talib agree to one-year deal

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12:41 PM ET 03.16 | ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Patriots and cornerback Aqib Talib have agreed on a one-year contract. Talib was suspended for four games during the 2012 season after testing positive for Adderall during training camp. He played four games with the Buccaneers in 2012 before being traded to New England in November. He played in the Patriots' final six games of the regular season and both of their playoff games. He had 10 tackles in the Patriots' 42-28 win over Houston, and was playing well before pulling a hamstring in the first half in the AFC Championship game against Baltimore. The Patriots secondary fell apart after that, as the Ravens overpowered New England down the stretch en route to the win and an eventual Super Bowl championship.

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March 16, 2013  01:23 PM ET

All the agent needed to show was a clip of that Baltimore game before and after Talib was injured. They can survive without Welker. They need defensive help badly or it doesn't matter how many yards Brady throws for.

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March 16, 2013  03:53 PM ET

Was hoping for this. I think most expected welker to go this offseason. With Amendola and the Ends, I think the offense will be fine. Wood head leaving was inevitable with the two solid backs that are in place as well.

Need to continue to solidify the defense.

March 16, 2013  06:01 PM ET
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All the agent needed to show was a clip of that Baltimore game before and after Talib was injured.

When he suddenly did that one legged hop, hop, hop thing everything changed.

 
March 17, 2013  01:24 PM ET

should have come to the skins so you could win a super bowl

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