Aqib Talib signs with Denver for 6-year, $57 million

Aqib Talib signs with Denver for 6-year, $57 million
March 11, 2014, 11:15 pm
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For weeks much talk has centered on possible connections between free agent cornerback Aqib Talib and the Washington Redskins. All that talk, now it's worth nothing, as Talib signed a lucrative contract with the Denver Broncos.

Talib signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos, with $26 million guaranteed. That's big-time money, and clearly represents a number Washington would not meet. Other big name free agents linked with Washington have landed elsewhere, notably Talib and new Saints safety Jairus Byrd, who agreed to a six-year, $54 million deal.

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Talib played well for the Patriots after leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the seventh-year man out of Kansas also battled injuries and off-field issues in his career. In 2013, Talib played in 13 games and grabbed four interceptions. In seven years, Talib has played in 77 games with 23 interceptions.