NFL trade tracker: Aqib Talib dealt to New England Patriots

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The NFL's trade deadline was relatively quiet this season with only two trades going down. Check out a comprehensive breakdown of all the deals.

Patriots bolster defense

Patriots receive:
» Cornerback Aqib Talib
» 2013 7th-round pick (from Bears)


Buccaneers receive:
» 2013 4th-round pick

Analysis: Talib fills a huge need for a New England team that has been desperately searching for better cornerback play, Gregg Rosenthal writes. The cornerback comes with baggage, however. Few coaches are willing -- or able -- to take chances on players with Talib's background. Bill Belichick has a varied track record taking chances, but this is one with taking. More ...

Lions add receiver depth

Lions receive:
» Wide receiver Mike Thomas


Jaguars receive:
» Mid-round draft pick

Analysis: Don't mistake Tuesday's trade for an upgrade, Marc Sessler writes. Second-year pro Titus Young has shown enough promise to start across from Calvin Johnson in the Lions' offense. Ryan Broyles is their slot man, meaning the Thomas trade is a depth move. Detroit runs a flurry of three- and four-wideout sets, so Thomas has a chance to contribute. More ...



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