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Cornerback Talib signs five-year, $14 million deal; avoids holdout

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed first-round pick Aqib Talib to a five-year, $14 million contract that includes $8.2 million worth of guaranteed money, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

Talib was the 20th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and was third cornerback taken behind Leodis McKelvin (Buffalo) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Arizona).

The signing of the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Talib allowed the Bucs to avoid a holdout with their top pick as both rookies and veteran reported to camp today. The Buccaneers have now signed five of their seven picks, as second-round wide receiver Dexter Jackson and fifth-round quarterback Josh Johnson remain unsigned.

Talib is expected to compete for playing time alongside newly-signed veteran Eugene Wilson behind listed starters Ronde Barber and Phillip Buchanon.

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