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Report: Talib To Remain With Bucs

by Roland Johnson on July 16, 2011

Talib to remain with Bucs in 2011

Shortly after news broke, that Aqib Talib was involved in a Garland, Texas shooting incident and subsequently charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in March. It was widely reported by the local media that the Bucs would wash their hands of the talented, yet troubled cornerback as soon as the league year started.

But that no longer appears to be the case. Over the past few months reports to the contrary have begun to surface debunking the initial reports of Talib’s imminent release.

Now Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com is reporting that Talib, will remain with the Bucs throughout the 2011 season.

Talented but troubled cornerback Aqib Talib is prepared to attend training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the end of the NFL lockout and is expected to remain with the team for the immediate future — and most likely throughout the 2011 season.

But according to sources, team hasn’t made a decision on the cornerback’s future and hasn’t set a timetable to do so. There’s every expectation that he’ll be with the team whenever the 2011 league year begins.

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Erik Sabol July 16, 2011 at 10:04 am

I’ll – hesitantly – welcome him back, but I don’t necessarily want him for the long term. Talib has shown that he’s incapable of staying out of trouble, and his next issue is always right around the corner.

However, it excites me to think about a Talib/Joseph/Barber, or a Asomugha/Talib/Barber trio of corners. That’d go great lengths in neutralizing Brees and Ryan.

Roland Johnson July 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

He’s a supremely talented player. Its just his mental focus off the field that worries me. The best thing for the Bucs is if he has a stellar seasons and the case is dropped against him. This would allow his value to increase and give the Bucs plenty of options this off-season.

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