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Talib not likely to play on Sunday

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Strike another key defensive player from the Patriots’ lineup on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Most likely.

Per a league source, cornerback Aqib Talib is unlikely to play due to a hip flexor strain suffered in Week Six against the Saints.

Talib has drawn rave reviews this year for his work against players like Julio Jones and Roddy White of the Falcons, and against Saints tight end (receiver) Jimmy Graham.

Talib has yet to practice this week.  After the injury initially happened, it was not believed to be serious.  But it looks like he’ll miss at least one week.

Also absent for the New England defense on Thursday was lineman Tommy Kelly (knee).  Defensive backs Devin McCourty (shoulder) and Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were limited.

Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (Achilles) and linebacker Jerod Mayo (pectoral) have been lost for the full season.

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30 Responses to “Talib not likely to play on Sunday”
  1. denverwally says: Oct 17, 2013 5:29 PM

    They should beat the Jets using nothing but scout team players.

    Rex Ryan = dead man walking.

  2. ampats says: Oct 17, 2013 5:31 PM

    Let Talib rest and get healthy. I wouldn’t mind if he doesn’t come back before the bye if he can get back healthy.

    Somehow the Patriots will make due against Geno Smith and the Jets vaunted receiving core.

  3. dalcow4 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:36 PM

    Big loss– but the Jets stink so probably no ‘L’ will come of it.

  4. dlbpatsfan says: Oct 17, 2013 5:37 PM

    5-2

  5. fatsolio says: Oct 17, 2013 5:39 PM

    Good thing for them they are playing the crappy Jets. I am sure though the media will make this out to be a huge loss for that game and they will imply the Jets are the Broncos.

    Oh and do defensive injuries really matter for them? After all the media keeps trying to brainwash the sheeple into thinking only Brady matters even though that team is 5-1 right now simply because their defense has been solid. It’s a shame the Pats D is getting no respect from the media idiots yet it’s expected as they keep trying to deify Tommy while making excuses for so many off target throws he has made.

  6. nfl4days says: Oct 17, 2013 5:42 PM

    The Patriots got away with robbery when the got Talib for Tampa Bay for next to nothing. Watching him shut down jimmy graham in our game vs the Pats was very impressive. I wouldn’t play him until he’s 100% healthy. He’ll be huge against the broncos if he can shut down Demaryius Thomas by himself.

  7. keepongronking says: Oct 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    Just when the D is starting to take shape for the first time since the Bruschi/Harrison/Seymour era , we lose two of our most important players for the season. Football can be such a cruel game

  8. dlk47823 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:52 PM

    Let’s see, Pats won by 3 in NE a few weeks ago with those guys playing…..Looks like a Jet victory this week. Another Tough game ahead for Tommy as the Jets front 4 will harass him all day.

  9. azarkhan says: Oct 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    A huge loss for the Patriots. Considering all the other injuries the Patriots have suffered, it’s arrogant and stupid to think that the Jets have no chance of beating the Patriots on Sunday. The Jets rank 4th in total defense (NE is 14th) and the Pats have been crippled on offense the whole season.

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    Given the crappy receivers the Jets have I’d rather see him rest and get better at least for this week.

    The loss of Mayo is much more critical to this game.

  11. dlk47823 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    DenverWally- Jets are negotiating with Rex on a new contract, but hey, who cares about facts when your name is Wally?????

  12. igotgamenj says: Oct 17, 2013 6:07 PM

    Hey to all Pats fans Defense win championships you had one of the greatest Offenses of all time how did that work out and this years team not even close to that team

  13. azarkhan says: Oct 17, 2013 6:11 PM

    keepongronking says: Just when the D is starting to take shape for the first time since the Bruschi/Harrison/Seymour era…

    You’re right, that defense was beginning to look like the old Pats D. Unfortunately it may not last long because Talib is on a one year contract, and since the Patriots won’t pay market value, he’ll walk after the season.

  14. vegasgreek says: Oct 17, 2013 6:19 PM

    MAYO OUT FOR THE YEAR ! TALIB WILL BE OUT FOR WEEKS ! NEW ORLEANS VOODOO CURSE ON PATSIES ! WAIT TIL THEY PLAY IN MIAMI AND SUFFER THE CUBAN SANTERIA CURSES ! LMAO !

  15. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 17, 2013 6:23 PM

    I predict an upset this weekend.
    Here is why.
    While the country is reveling in the glory of Tom Brady’s win (which by the way wouldn’t have happened if not for the officials missing a blatant strangling holding call) the Patriot’s heads have been filling up like a helium balloon. I know Bill does a great job of keeping his players grounded but that was the biggest win of the season for the Patriots.
    Everybody is so busy praising Tom Brady, Talib, & Bill, if they would’ve actually watched the game they would see a very different tale than the one they are pretending they saw.

    The week before, Brady didn’t even score a touchdown, so they came back with a vengeance on the Saints and barely won.
    This week they’ll be riding the fumes of their past accomplishments and will overlook the lowly Jets.

    Now young skywalker, you will lose.

  16. flash1283 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:42 PM

    Oct 17, 2013 6:07 PM
    Hey to all Pats fans Defense win championships you had one of the greatest Offenses of all time how did that work out and this years team not even close to that team

    1 3

    And you know this how after 6 weeks?

  17. flash1283 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:50 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:
    Oct 17, 2013 6:23 PM
    I predict an upset this weekend.
    Here is why.
    While the country is reveling in the glory of Tom Brady’s win (which by the way wouldn’t have happened if not for the officials missing a blatant strangling holding call) the Patriot’s heads have been filling up like a helium balloon. I know Bill does a great job of keeping his players grounded but that was the biggest win of the season for the Patriots.
    Everybody is so busy praising Tom Brady, Talib, & Bill, if they would’ve actually watched the game they would see a very different tale than the one they are pretending they saw.

    The week before, Brady didn’t even score a touchdown, so they came back with a vengeance on the Saints and barely won.
    This week they’ll be riding the fumes of their past accomplishments and will overlook the lowly Jets.

    Now young skywalker, you will lose.


    Oh please tell us what we all missed.
    Was it hold Graham to 0 catches, first time since 2010.
    Holding colston to 1 catch
    Drew having a completion % under 50% for only the third time since he’s been the saints QB and only going for 235. Please tell us what we all pretended to see.

  18. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 17, 2013 6:50 PM

    Can we LeGarrett Blount at DB for a game? It makes almost as much sense as him returning kicks.

  19. pastabelly101 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:55 PM

    Give it up trolls. The Pats will not die, they will not quit, you want them to go away—–sorry boys!

  20. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 17, 2013 7:18 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:

    The week before, Brady didn’t even score a touchdown, so they came back with a vengeance on the Saints and barely won
    _______________________________

    Yeah he didn’t throw a TD the week before for the first time in 53 games, a streak that only 1 QB in the history of the game extended a whole 2 more games than that with Brees throwing a TD for 54 straight games.

    And I believe the next longest streak below Brady and Brees was something like 42 or 43 straight games.

    What a horrible performance by Brady only managing to throw a TD in 52 straight games. Just pathetic that was.

    Facepalm

  21. 6ball says: Oct 17, 2013 7:24 PM

    .

    @igotgamenj

    ” defense wins championships”

    That’s news to Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Aaron Rogers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.

    .

  22. vegasgreek says: Oct 17, 2013 7:24 PM

    EYE OF NEWT, TONGUE OF DOG WING OF BAT AND LEG OF FROG THE PATSIES ARE DONE THE DIE IS CAST, ALL THEIR SB’S ARE IN THE PAST !

  23. suhmonster90 says: Oct 17, 2013 7:39 PM

    fatsolio says:
    Oct 17, 2013 5:39 PM
    Good thing for them they are playing the crappy Jets. I am sure though the media will make this out to be a huge loss for that game and they will imply the Jets are the Broncos.

    Oh and do defensive injuries really matter for them? After all the media keeps trying to brainwash the sheeple into thinking only Brady matters even though that team is 5-1 right now simply because their defense has been solid. It’s a shame the Pats D is getting no respect from the media idiots yet it’s expected as they keep trying to deify Tommy while making excuses for so many off target throws he has made.

    ————————————-

    So you’re upset the media thinks your QB is great?

    That your opponents are being built up to make your victories seem bigger?

    Where is the problem in that?

    So what your defense gets no respect, what does it matter? The Patriots are 5-1.

    You’d never last a day as a Lions fan.

  24. ampats says: Oct 17, 2013 7:56 PM

    @ azarkhan,

    Talib one year contract? Franchise tag

  25. TheWizard says: Oct 17, 2013 8:02 PM

    Talib has been playing fantastic (hello, contract year).

    Beating the Jets is no gimme, but the Pats secondary is respectable now thanks to the presence of McCourty at safety or corner.

  26. vegasgreek says: Oct 17, 2013 8:02 PM

    YAGA ZUZI , YAGA ZUZI YAGA ZUZI ZIM !

  27. trg728774 says: Oct 17, 2013 8:04 PM

    What I enjoy the most is people who spend time commenting on a team they are not fans of. Must mean their teams suck and they need to try and feel better about it by talking sh*t

  28. snowman36 says: Oct 17, 2013 8:35 PM

    TALIB > Sherman

  29. jacobk621 says: Oct 17, 2013 11:26 PM

    Wow ,, it just keeps raining bad news up there in New England ,,, if they make the playoffs this year it will be the hoodie’s best coaching performance to date ,,, and no spygate references please !!

  30. jolink653 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:15 AM

    I like how everyone is coming on here talking about how the Patriots didn’t deserve to beat the Saints, they’re not that good, etc…makes me laugh knowing you guys tell yourself all of this garbage to make yourselves feel better about how awful your teams most likely are…Patriots are 5-1 with an offense that hasn’t really clicked yet this season and is missing three of its biggest weapons, and for those criticizing the defense: you’re just stupid and a hater or you haven’t been watching them because this defense, with or without Mayo and Wilfork, is a legit defense and is good enough to hang with anyone…keep talking trash; I love hearing it, they’re 5-1 and I don’t care how they got there as long as they’re there

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