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

NFL Rumors: Aqib Talib Close To Deal With The Patriots?


Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 34-31. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

According to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Sports, the New England Patriots are close to a deal with Aqib Talib.

There are always rumors all over the place at this time of the year, but if this is true, then the Pats have nearly achieved what many believe is their top priority for this offseason.

Talib is one of the best corners in the NFL, and his presence on the field makes New England’s secondary one of the best in the league. His physicality, length, agility, and ball skills make it very tough for opposing quarterbacks to throw against him, and if the Pats are in fact close to a deal with him, then that gives them the perfect start to this free agency period.

Free agency officially begins today at 4 p.m. eastern time, where deals will be announced at a rapid pace throughout the day. Make sure to stay tuned to Musket Fire for complete coverage of everything the Pats do, or don’t do today.

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