Buccaneers trade cornerback Aqib Talib to Patriots

Friday November 2nd, 2012

The Patriots acquired suspended cornerback Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers have traded talented but sometimes troubled cornerback Aqib Talib to the Patriots. The trade details included Talib and the Bucs' 2013 7th-round pick for a Patriots 2013 4th-round pick, according to the Bucs.

Talib still has three games remaining in a four-game suspension for taking the prescription drug Adderall without a prescription. He has faced off-field legal troubles on multiple occasions, leading to speculation that new Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano would attempt to deal him before today's trade deadline.

Talib, 26, was a first-round pick of the Bucs out of Kansas in 2008 and tallied 18 interceptions and 53 passes defensed in five years

turn a troubled or disgruntled player into an asset under the Patriots' system
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