Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pats reportedly wary of giving Talib multi-year deal


Aqib Talib was a nice half-year Band-Aid for the New England Patriots' secondary. They think he'd be a good whole-year one too.

But a multi-year marriage? Not so fast. (photo: Scott Smith, Flickr)

CSNNE reported Monday morning that the Patriots are wary of signing the impending free agent cornerback a multi-year deal, citing concerns with his work ethic.

Talib reportedly "displayed no behavioral problems" during mid-November to late-January run with New England. However, he opted not to participate in some extra activities, and the Patriots would prefer to give him a single-year deal and see how he handles it.

Talib, who was traded to New England from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the beginning of November while he was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, will entertain a multi-year deal from a team in desperate need of a 1a or 1b cornerback.

If New England is set on the one-year trial period, then he's a goner.

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