After a year and a half with the New England Patriots, cornerback Aqib Talib signed a six-year, $57 million deal with the Denver Broncos.
It was believed that there was no ill-will between Talib and the Patriots and that Talib signed with the Broncos because the money was simply too good to pass up.
However, during Talib’s introductory press conference Wednesday, he took a bit of a shot at the Patriots when he was asked about a hip injury the Patriots listed on the injury report throughout much of the 2013 season.
“That was in Tampa, that was the right side. I haven’t had a hip problem since Tampa,” Talib explained, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “The Patriots have their way of reporting stuff, but I haven’t had a hip problem since Tampa. The injury I had was actually a quad injury, it was reported as a hip injury, but that’s how they do things.”
Talib went on to say his injury in the Broncos’ victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game was a “deep bone bruise” and that it is “perfectly fine now.”