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Aqib Talib trade signals change in Patriots philosophy

We don’t know if troubled cornerback Aqib Talib will walk the straight and narrow after the Thursday trade that sent him from the Buccaneers to the Patriots.

We don’t know if he’s going to finish the season healthy, something he hasn’t done the previous two seasons. (A 51-day sabbatical/suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug can’t hurt).

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