01 Nov 2012
Did the Patriots just trade (probably) a low-round draft pick for a talented but troubled player? That never happens. This fits a need, but we'll see how Talib fits into their scheme. His charting numbers have been good. Top ten in both success rate and yards/pass in 2011 in 13 games. In a full season in 2010, 24th in success rate and 59th in yards/pass. Talib is currently finishing a four-game drug suspension and probably can't play until Week 11 against Indianapolis.
UPDATE: The trade is New England's fourth in 2013 for Talib and a seventh in 2013. The Pats now have just five 2013 picks, having previously dealt their fifth and sixth for Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco.
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