By most accounts Pro Bowl cornerback
But according to a Twitter report from NBC Washington's Dianna Russini, the Patriots are "very close to re-signing their No. 1 cornerback."
Source: Aqib Talib is very close to a deal with Patriots. #NFLFreeagency— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 11, 2014
There had been indications in recent days that the Redskins were a potential prime suitor for Talib's services if he were to hit the open market. But if this report is accurate, he won’t reach that point and will instead return to the New England secondary he’s helped stabilize since joining the Patriots via trade from the Bucs at the deadline in 2012.
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