November 1, 2012
The Buccaneers announced the trade completed before Thursday's 4 p.m. deadline. In addition to Talib, the Patriots will get a 2013 seventh-round draft pick and send a 2013 fourth-rounder to the Bucs in return.
Talib is in the final season of his contract. The Patriots will pay him the prorated portion of his $1.825 million base salary. He won't be eligible to play for the Patriots, who are on bye this week, until a Week 11 matchup against the Colts due to the suspension .
In a statement released by the Buccaneers earlier this month, Talib said he took an Adderall pill without a prescription "around the beginning of training camp."
Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft and was one of Tampa Bay's top defenders with 18 career interceptions.
Talib's suspension is the second of his NFL career.
The 26-year-old was suspended without pay for the 2010 regular-season opener and also was fined one additional game check for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. That discipline stemmed from an altercation with a St. Petersburg cab driver during training camp in August 2009.
At 6 feet 1, 205 pounds, Talib is a taller, longer corner than what the Patriots have on their roster. He's been known for his coverage and ball skills, with 18 career interceptions.