Aqib Talib not expected to play for New England Patriots in Week 9

Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) celebrates an interception in the second half against the New Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Patriots won 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

There was some hope earlier this week that All-Pro defensive back Aqib Talib would suit up for the New England Patriots’ Week 9 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though according to ESPN Boston that is not likely to be the case:

Aqib Talib: Cornerback has missed the last two games with a hip injury and has been limited in practice. While he appears to be moving better in practice, perhaps the Patriots would lean toward keeping him out one more week heading into the bye with the big-picture in mind.

Pittsburgh has been relatively woeful all season, so if there was a game for Talib to miss, this seems to be a good choice.

Granted, you’d prefer to have one of the best defenders in the NFL on the field but New England looks to be taking a more conservative and cautious route with Talib, which will likely pay off later in the season.

If he does not play, barring a setback, Talib should be ready to return by Week 11.

Topics: Aqib Talib, New England Patriots

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  • Teresa Ethridge

    BEEN WAITING FOR WEEK 11 SINCE NFL FOOTBALL KICKED OFF!!! WHY?
    CAUSE, “I WILL BE THERE” CANT WAIT!!! GET WELL REAL SOON GUYS, YOU JUST CANT LOSE THIS ONE!!! PLEASE!! LOL
    ♡GO~PATS!!!!!♡

    • Carlos

      Good words Teresa, it’ll be a tough one and I am a bit nervous but I felt the same way when they played the Saints and look what happened !! cross your fingers. GO PATS!!!

      • Teresa Ethridge

        HI CARLOS
        YEAH…IM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME! BORN IN THE CAROLINAS BUT LOVIN IT AS A PATRIOT!!! LOL MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL, ROLL 10 AT THE 45 YARD LINE! RIGHT BEHIND THE PATS BENCH! WOW! I CANT WAIT! THEY WERE PRETTY DANG AWESOME TODAY!! WOOWHOO
        ♡GO~PATS♡
        =D

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