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Christopher L. Gasper

Aqib Talib worth the gamble for Patriots

The Patriot Way met the Milky Way Thursday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and players Rob Gronkowski and Zoltan Mesko chatted with astronaut Sunita Williams, who is living on the International Space Station, via cellphone and iPad.

No doubt coach Bill Belichick spoke with Williams, a Needham High graduate and Patriots follower, earlier to ask if the holes in the Patriots’ pass defense are visible from outer space or if it just feels that way. That’s one reason that Belichick traded for space cadet cornerback Aqib Talib.

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