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December 19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm
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Talib's Season Done; Bucs Bring Back Famliar Face

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have placed CB Aqib Talib on Injured Reserve and signed a familiar face in former Bucs DT Jovan Haye.

Talib started 13 of the team's 14 games this season and was inactive for one other. On the year, he recorded 42 tackles (41 solo), two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, 13 passes defensed and two interceptions, both of which he returned for touchdowns. Since entering the league in 2008, Talib has 17 interceptions, which is tied for the seventh-most in the NFL during that span.

Haye rejoins the Buccaneers after most recently playing in one game with the Detroit Lions in 2011, where he recorded two tackles. Haye, who originally entered the league with the Carolina Panthers as a sixth-round draft pick (189th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, spent three seasons with the Buccaneers from 2006-08, starting in 45 of the 46 games he played. He went on to spend the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, playing in 29 games with 16 starts. In his career, Haye has played in 72 games with 46 starts, recording 269 tackles, 6.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and four passes defensed.

The team also announced they signed former Oklahoma Sooner LB Mike Balogun to the practice squad. To make room TE Martell Webb was released from the practice squad.


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    JonnnyG: I wouldn't allow Blount to wear the jersey of the great James Wilder until he accomplishes a little more than some really cool hurdles and Josh needs to throw twice as many interceptions in order to reach the level of Vinny. You're not slowly becoming a Cardinals fan are you? I don't blame you. Jorge Diaz.....Now that's funny.
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    scu- I root for the Cards because I live here now am I a fan maybe a little but I don't wear their gear and when the Bucs came i wore my Bucs Gear so its not close in comparison. i enjoy watching Fitzgerald though, wow!!
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    Can Jorge Diaz be far behind
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    great we got Haye back whew, this sucks and we are now rivaling the 1986 Buccaneers Team that for me was the worst team I had ever seen. Freeman should wear #14 and Blount #32 for Wilder the defense has a bunch of no namers and there you go a patheitic, sluggish, top 5 in the draft team. I'm here in Az and I'm watching a Az team led by John Skelton win games seriously John Skelton out of Forham. The coaching is good in AZ when they were 1-6 at the start of the season the go on a 6-1 turnaround with a no name qb. The coaching is abismal here in Tampa and needs to be over hauled, Gruden got fired for going 9-7 yes 9-7, I will take that anyday right now!!!!!
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    Why not put Benn on IR and bring up Gant?
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    ColoradoBuc, that's a good idea. If i was the Bucs I would be trying to see who I am going to keep going into 2012. It also is easier to take if we are getting blown out with rookies, practice squad players, and new players that we just picked up.
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    Another year on IR,another year he does'nt make the pro bowl, another year with an off field problem,and this is our best corner. Cut the bum. Maybe him and Rah can be together on another team, Rah as the D.B. coach, Talib on a vet minimun 1 yr try out contract. Since we're starting to look towards next years draft, can Dom stop looking at players from Kansas,and Oklahoma. It's time to draft some players from the SEC. I'd trade our secondary for LSU's right now,and any L.B. from Bama.
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    Suferdudes, great minds think alike. The last line about LSU and Bama I said to my coworker last week verbatim. I agree about Talib but Rah being fired is not the answer. Until we get more talent we could have Lombardi as HC, LaBeau for DC, and Walsh for OC and still lose. We're slow and can't tackle.
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    I for one am hoping this is a sign the team gets the importance of bringing in some veterans to help with these kiddies we have on the team. This Young team is also a very IMMATURE team, and they've been acting like it for the last two months.
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    And to think Jovan Haye was the Titan's big free agent signing who didn't do much there.
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    Maybethe GM is aking these moves to evaluate team players for 2012 and beyond. It is really ashamed that Tampa didnot have a regular training camp. Tampa like the rest of t5he league has had a lot of injuries. I am looking forward in the 2012 NFL draft. I believe that Tampa if they used the picks correctly they could get some great players espically if Tampa could see if any takers for that high pick and get several other high draft pick example: If Tampa could talk to NE to see if they could get a #1 and a #2 and a 4th pick then Tampa would have a #1, 2-#2, a #rd and a #4. I see in the top Scout Inc Top 32 picks there is 17 draft eligibles under class men.Then I see with NE pick they may get luck and get CB Alfonzo Dennard from Neb, In Rd-2 get an ILB and a RB in Rd-2 inRd-3 go afer a qualified OL in Rd-3 and another OL in Rd-4 from NE. That would I do, Or Tampa Trade down with NE for both #1 Picks and trade down in Rd-2 with NE. Iam just looking for picks to Improve Tampa team-GLH
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    This might be a sign that Price is going on IR too?
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    Well we know what the great brain trust will do now. He has already said he thought this player has shown improvement this season. So who will he use?? BIGGERS!!
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    Ok so this means now that you can cut s.jones and play ahmad black right?
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