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Patriots provide silent treatment

Bill Belichick may have solved his cornerback problem, but he wasn't letting on

Updated: November 6, 2012, 2:39 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots acquired cornerback Aqib Talib at the trading deadline Nov. 1, although five days later, the club has yet to officially announce the move.

Now we know why.

It wasn't that members of the hard-working Patriots' media relations department suddenly forgot how to construct a news release or left their laptops behind over the bye week. This seems to be by design. Until Talib actually shows for the Patriots next week when his four-game NFL suspension is over, ...

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