Latest On Aqib Talib

MONDAY: 9:27am: Talib will return to practice today, according to James Palmer of (on Twitter).

SUNDAY, 2;51pm: Two months after he was shot in the leg at a Dallas nightclub, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is expected to return to practice this week, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, who adds that Talib will only rejoin the club in a “limited capacity” and will be required to pass a physical. Talib has been on the non-football injury list since training camp began.Aqib Talib (Vertical)

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Few specifics about the shooting have been released in the eight weeks since the incident, and though the “working hypothesis” had been that Talib shot himself, no definitive reports have reached that conclusion. On the night of the incident, Talib reportedly told police he was at a park when he was shot, but the police were investigating the evening in full. “Everything was a blur and I was too intoxicated to remember what happened,” said Talib at the time. Authorities never recovered the weapon used in the shooting, and few (if any) witnesses are talking about what happened.

Meanwhile, reports have also indicated that league punishment is coming for Talib at some point down the road. Commissioner Roger Goodell is not a fan of firearms, and the fact that Talib was apparently intoxicated — and a has a history with weapons – will likely factor into any disciplinary decision. It’s still something of an open question as to whether Talib will face legal consequences in addition to NFL penalties.

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  1. Connorsoxfan

    Can Talib really be suspended because Goodell doesn’t like firearms? I mean, that obviously wouldn’t be the reason, but would he use that as part of his argument when he listens to his own opinion, Talib’s opinion, and has himself decide who is right?

  2. rkmarx

    He’s on the Patriots, so let’s ban him for life. What’s that? He’s on a team that puts up a fight against the Patriots? One game!

  3. bradthebluefish

    “Commissioner Roger Goodell is not a fan of firearms.”

    If a player has a permit for a firearm then he should indeed have it. Protection against another is hugely important. I’m sure even Roger Goodell gets that since he has bodyguards.


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