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Report: Bucs Prepared To Drop Talib

A Possible End To A Sad Saga In Tampa?

“Barring a last-minute change of heart”, the Buccaneers are set to cut cornerback Aqib Talib whenever the NFL lockout ends and are allowed to make such a move, the St. Petersburg Times reported Sunday.

“The Bucs have reached a point where they believe Talib’s talent no longer justifies the trouble he generates,” Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times wrote. “They believe it’s only a matter of time before he runs afoul of the rules again.”

This comes in the wake of Talib’s most recent troubling off-field incident on March 21 in Garland, Texas. The 25-year-old was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his involvement in the shooting of his sister’s boyfriend.

It’s just the latest strike that apparently has become the last straw for Tampa Bay officials. Talib has been tied with such violent incidents since being drafted in the first round in 2008.

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