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Report: Buccaneers Make Aqib Talib Available For Trade

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made starting cornerback Aqib Talib available via trade, according to

A league source told the site that the Buccaneers are attempting to trade away the cornerback; however, thus far, there have been no takers.  The team offered no comment on whether Talib is officially on the trading block.

Talib, whose last two years were cut short by injury, is set to go on trial for aggravated assault with a handgun on June 25. The Buccaneers have recently released safety Tanard Jackson, who had long-running substance abuse issues.  Therefore Talib’s character issues may be a reason why new coach Greg Schiano is looking to cut the cornerback loose.

In his career, Talib has compiled 161 tackles, one forced fumble, and 17 interceptions.