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Aqib Talib | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / TB
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Broncos LCB Aqib Talib (back) returned to practice on Monday.
They also got back DE Derek Wolfe (elbow). The Broncos' defense is back to full strength, which isn't good news at all for Week 12 opponent Kansas City. Nov 21 - 5:26 PM

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The Broncos expect Aqib Talib (back) to return following the team's Week 11 bye.

The same is true of LE Derek Wolfe (elbow). The Broncos survived both players' absences relatively unscathed, and will be poised to wreck opposing offenses down the stretch.
Nov 14 - 3:00 PM

Broncos declared CB Aqib Talib, DE Derek Wolfe, RB Juwan Thompson, QB Austin Davis, OG Connor McGovern, OG Billy Turner and CB Taurean Nixon inactive for Week 10 against the Saints.

Talib should return after the Broncos' Week 11 bye.
Nov 13 - 11:35 AM

Denver 7's Troy Renck reports Aqib Talib (back) will be sidelined through the Broncos' Week 11 bye.

This is actually good news considering Talib had to visit a specialist last week for a second opinion. If this report is accurate, it means he will be able to play after some rest and rehab. While Talib's presence would have been welcome this week against the Saints, his long-term availability is more important for the Broncos.
Nov 7 - 9:18 AM

Aqib Talib (back) missed practice again on Friday and will not play Sunday night against the Raiders.

Talib flew to California on Thursday to get a second opinion on his back. Talib's going-forward availability is unclear. Lorenzo Doss was terrific in place of Talib in last week's win over the Chargers, permitting just 29 yards on six pass targets. Still, this is a slight upgrade to Michael Crabtree's matchup.
Nov 4 - 1:10 PM

Aqib Talib is flying to California to get a second opinion on his lower back injury.

NFL Network's James Palmer had previously reported that Talib would be a game-time decision this week. Now we'd consider Talib an extreme long shot for Sunday night's game in Oakland. Talib holds PFF's top coverage grade as well as the top overall grade out of 120 qualified cornerbacks this season.
Nov 3 - 3:51 PM

According to NFL Network's James Palmer, Aqib Talib (back) will be a game-time decision against the Raiders in Week 9.

Talib sat out last week's game against the Chargers and still isn't practicing. We're guessing he's closer to doubtful than probable. Look for Bradley Roby to draw another start if Talib sits on Sunday night.
Nov 3 - 2:23 PM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports Aqib Talib (back) will be inactive for Week 8 against the Chargers.

Talib practiced on Friday, but apparently woke up Sunday morning not fit to play. It's a slight upgrade to Philip Rivers and his receivers' matchup, but still not overly significant. The Broncos figure to turn to Kayvon Webster opposite Bradley Roby, with Chris Harris continuing to shut down the slot.
Oct 30 - 12:44 PM

Broncos CB Aqib Talib (back) returned to practice Friday.

He'll be in the starting lineup for Sunday's clash with Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin. No wide receiver has scored a TD against Denver since Week 1.
Oct 28 - 1:07 PM

Aqib Talib (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Talib will probably have to put in at least a limited practice on Friday to play this week. He owns PFF's highest cornerback grade out of 116 qualifiers this year. Talib's absence would make life easier for Travis Benjamin and the Chargers' receiving corps.
Oct 27 - 2:50 PM

Dallas police have concluded Aqib Talib accidentally shot himself in June's accident.

This has been the belief for some time now. Talib could be facing league discipline. The 30-year-old corner has remained one of the league's best through the first four games.
Oct 4 - 7:25 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib is not expected to face league discipline for an incident which resulted in the corner being shot in the leg.

There were rumors Talib accidentally shot himself, an act which could have led to serious legal issues. There is still no word on the legal investigation, but Talib escaping without any league discipline suggests there is not much evidence he did anything wrong. Talib is getting close to putting this incident behind him.
Sep 18 - 12:29 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos are not shopping Aqib Talib.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reported the Broncos made Talib available for trade, and Klis quickly disputed. Russini's report did not come out of thin air, so there had to at least be some discussions. As it stands, it looks like Talib is staying in Denver.
Sep 3 - 4:20 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Broncos have made CB Aqib Talib available for trade.

The Broncos probably weren't thrilled with Talib allegedly getting so drunk and shooting himself in the leg by accident in early June. Pair that with his advanced age (30 years old) and high cap hit ($9.97 million), the Broncos would probably prefer to roll with Chris Harris and Bradley Roby at corner. Talib has four years left on a six-year, $57 million deal.
Sep 3 - 3:55 PM

In a radio interview, ESPN's Adam Schefter speculated Broncos CB Aqib Talib could face an eight-game suspension for his role in a shooting incident in early June.

"I don’t know what it’s going to be. I’m just telling you what one knowledgeable person told me," Schefter added. "Now maybe he’s suspended one game. That could be. Maybe it’s four games, and they appeal it and get it down to two." The police and the league are still investigating the incident which resulted in a gunshot wound to Talib's right leg, a wound which may have been self-inflicted. Even if he escapes legal trouble, Talib could still be subject to league discipline. Despite his return to practice Monday, this situation is far from resolved.
Aug 9 - 8:57 AM

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