Aqib Talib DB NE 15 Days
Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) is active for Week 12 against the Broncos.
Talib aggravated his hip injury in Monday night's loss to Carolina, but is healthy enough to play despite practicing on a limited basis. Alfonzo Dennard (knee) and Kyle Arrington (groin) are also active this week. Inactive for the Patriots are SS Steve Gregory, WR Josh Boyce, DE Jake Bequette, LB Steve Beauhanais, DL Marcus Forston, and OL Chris Barker.
Aqib Talib DB NE 17 Days
The Patriots have listed CBs Aqib Talib (hip), Kyle Arrington (groin), and Alfonzo Dennard (knee) as questionable for Week 12 against Denver, in addition to SS Steve Gregory (hand).
The general feeling is that Gregory and Arrington have the best shots to play against Peyton Manning. Talib is going to try to play, but clearly isn't 100 percent after aggravating the hip injury in Monday night's loss to Carolina. Dennard will be in street clothes versus Denver. The Pats picked an awfully bad time to enter a game with their secondary severely banged up.
Aqib Talib DB NE 21 Days
Patriots CB Aqib Talib re-injured his hip in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Panthers and is questionable to return.
Talib was playing in his first game since Week 6 due to a balky hip. The Patriots are playing Kyle Arrington, Logan Ryan, and Devin McCourty at corner.
Aqib Talib DB NE 21 Days
Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) is active for Monday night's Week 11 game against the Panthers.
Talib was listed as questionable on the injury report. He's been on the shelf since injuring his hip in Week 6 against the Saints. Look for him to follow Steve Smith around, making Smith more of a WR3 this week.
Aqib Talib DB NE 22 Days
Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) traveled to Carolina and is expected to play in Monday night's game against the Panthers.
Injured players that won't suit up rarely travel for Bill Belichick. At this point, it would be a surprise if Talib didn't make his return as the Patriots come out of their bye. Steve Smith is a poor bet for production in this matchup.
Aqib Talib DB NE 23 Days
Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 11.
All signs continue to point to Talib returning this week and shadowing Steve Smith in coverage. The Patriots will be without both CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) and SS Steve Gregory (thumb) for Monday night's game against the Panthers.
Aqib Talib DB NE 28 Days
ESPN Boston says signs are that Aqib Talib (hip) is progressing toward a return.
Talb has missed the last 3 1/2 games, but has been practicing for the last two weeks. He then had the bye week to get even more rest. The Patriots will take a look at him this week, but we'd guess he suits up against the Panthers on Monday night. It's awful news for Steve Smith and Cam Newton as Talib has been among the league's most dominant defenders this season.