Patriots trade for Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib

Elsa

The New England Patriots have traded for Tampa Bay corner Aqib Talib in a last minute deal before the deadline.

The NFL trade deadline saved its biggest trade for last. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have confirmed via Twitter that they have traded cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots. The compensation on the trade is not known.

The Patriots were known to be in the hunt for secondary help so that they picked up a cornerback is not a surprise. What is a surprise is that it's Talib, who has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, which he says was Adderall.

Talib was the Buccaneers first round pick in the 2008 NFL draft.

There were some calls in Tampa Bay for the Bucs to cut Talib, who has had other off-the-field problems. Talib is very talented but the off-the-field questions made many conclude he wasn't worth the headache.

The Buccaneers tweeted this information out from their official Twitter account 12 minutes after the 4 p.m. ET deadline, which suggests this trade really did go down to the wire.

This article originally appeared on SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker