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Aqib Talib | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / TB
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Aqib Talib admitted there's a chance he's released by the Broncos this offseason.
Talib turns 32 next month and carries a $12 million cap number for 2018. The Broncos can clear $11 million of that off the books by releasing him. Chris Harris is also making big money, and outside CB Bradley Roby's salary jumps from $1 million to over $8 million next season. Talib remains one of the best corners in the game, but Denver needs to clear money on defense to allocate some toward an inept offense. Talib was Pro Football Focus' No. 13 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers. Jan 3 - 2:27 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Aqib Talib's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness violations has been reduced from two games to one.

Talib instigated a brawl Sunday at Oakland by snatching the chain off Michael Crabtree's neck, which he also did last season. He'll be back for Week 14 against the Jets. Brendan Langley will start in Talib's place Sunday at Miami.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 07:45:00 PM

NFL suspended Broncos CB Aqib Talib two games for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules Week 12 against the Raiders.

Talib and Michael Crabtree got into a skirmish early in the first quarter Sunday after Talib ripped Crabtree's chain from his neck for the second time in two years. Still, it's a pretty harsh penalty for a fight. Odds are both players appeal their two-game bans and eventually get it knocked to one game.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 09:31:00 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Aqib Talib will not be suspended or fined for a shooting incident last summer.

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in Dallas last June. Originally reported as a gunfight outside a club, reports quickly emerged suggesting Talib accidently shot himself. Pelissero reports he admitted as much to police during the investigation. Despite escaping suspension, Talib will be required to complete a firearm safety course and submit a list of his weapons.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 12:37:00 PM

The attorney for Broncos LCB Aqib Talib confirmed Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg last June.

The attorney told Dallas police Talib's gunshot wound was indeed self-inflicted. Talib was never charged with a crime, but 9 News Denver's Mike Klis believes Talib could face NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy. 31-year-old Talib turned in another Pro Bowl campaign in 2016, amassing three picks and 12 pass breakups across 13 starts. He missed three games with a back injury.
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 11:42:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 05:26:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 03:00:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 11:35:00 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.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:18:00 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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 01:10:00 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.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:51:00 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.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 02:23:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 12:44:00 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.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 01:07:00 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.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 02:50:00 PM

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