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Forget what you’ve heard about Aqib Talib

The Corner Office


In a great feature authored by ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha that ran this week, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib talked about rebuilding his reputation and rejuvenating a career that began with All-Pro potential but almost went off the rails following a string of off-the-field problems in Tampa Bay.

Talib played four and a half seasons with the Buccaneers before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2012 while he was serving a league suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. In 2013, his only full season with the Pats, he collected four interceptions and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad. A free agent in 2014, Talib signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos.

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Fantasy stud, dud and pickup

Kovak's Corner

Anyone think Steve Smith had something to prove against Carolina? Smith delivered in a big way for the pass-happy Ravens and the receiver is a big reason why Joe Flacco has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks. Smith finished with seven receptions, 139 yards and, most importantly, two touchdowns.

Jason Witten had five receptions for 61 yards, sadly both are season-highs for the Cowboys tight end. Dallas is running the football with greater regularity, and Witten is losing targets to emerging players like Terrence Williams.

LeGarrette Blount had four carries for 25 yards. He’s the established backup in Pittsburgh, but this was certainly disappointing production in an embarrassing loss to Tampa Bay. Even with Le’Veon Bell emerging as a top five running back, Blount will get touches, assuming the Steelers keep producing on offense.

Last week, Smith was our stud, Witten our dud and Blount the pickup. Blount was…

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