Aqib Talib fixing to enter fray

The Patriots' struggling secondary needs help now, not later

Updated: November 16, 2012, 3:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cornerback Aqib Talib walked through the New England Patriots locker room Thursday afternoon and made his way toward the large crowd of reporters awaiting him. Then he smiled and cracked a joke, asking if they were expecting someone else.

It was an effective ice-breaker to a highly anticipated moment, Talib meeting the press for the first time as a member of his new team -- 15 days after the trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was struck.

Then when the nearly six-minute ...

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