Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) on the field in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Washington Redskins Interested In Aqib Talib


January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins are interested in acquiring cornerback Aqib Talib for the 2014 season.

The Redskins have expressed interest in free agent defensive backs Aqib Talib and Mike Mitchell, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Washington had interest in signing Talib last season, but couldn’t afford him, and he wound up re-signing with New England on a one-year deal. It remains to be seen if they will be able to meet his asking price this year. He is believed to be seeking a contract that would pay him $9 million to $10 million a season.

Talib is one of the top available free agents in this year’s class, and it now appears that the Patriots will have some serious competition if they want to retain him. I personally think that re-signing Talib should be priority number one for the Pats, but they may not have the resources to out-bid someone like Daniel Snyder.

However if Talib does bolt, I am sure that Bill Belichick and company are prepared to move on without him. That’s how the Patriots have been successful for nearly 15 years, and I don’t think their tactics will fail them now.


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