Saturday, March 16, 2013

Patriots bring back CB Aqib Talib on one-year deal


The New England Patriots’ push to improve their secondary started Friday with two key acquisitions.

That push continued Saturday with the re-signing of playmaker Aqib Talib. (photo: Scott Smith, Flickr)

After picking up free agent safety Adrian Wilson and re-signing cornerback Kyle Arrington on Friday, the team has inked a one-year deal with their top corner, according to Christopher Price of

The deal, first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ensures a solid perimeter presence in the backfield and allows the Pats to keep Devin McCourty at the safety position, where he’s shown to be most effective.

Talib’s new contract is reportedly worth $5 million, a pretty solid deal for New England considering Talib was thought by many to be the strongest free-agent corner available.

Though Talib struggled through injuries after his acquisition midway through last season, he’s shown that he’s capable making big plays. He finished his stint with the Pats last season with 19 tackles, an interception and two passes defended.

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