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A glance at new Patriot Aqib Talib

New Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib has had some real highs and lows in his five-year NFL career.

THE GOOD

 Drafted 20th overall in 2008 by the Buccaneers, the highest-drafted Kansas player since 1981.

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 One of two players in Bucs history to have three interceptions in one game (Week 4, 2009, vs. Redskins).

 NFC Player of the Week for Week 8 in 2010 for notching two picks (one returned for a touchdown) in a 3-point win over Arizona.

 Returned both of his interceptions in 2011 for touchdowns.

 His 18 interceptions since the start of the 2008 season rank seventh in the NFL. Also has 53 passes defensed in that span.

THE BAD

 Involved in a fistfight with a teammate during the NFL’s rookie symposium in 2008.

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 Was suspended one game in 2010 for violating the NFL’s conduct policy, stemming from an offseason charge for simple battery.

 Hip injury landed him on injured reserve in 2010 season (11 games played).

 Indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in May 2011, though charges were eventually dropped.

 Serving four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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