TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated cornerback Aqib Talib, who sat out the team's season-opening victory over Cleveland while serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
The team also announced Tuesday that rookie defensive end Erik Loriq was waived. In a pair of practice squad moves, the Bucs signed guard Brandon Carter and released punter Brent Bowden.
In addition to being suspended without pay for the opener against the Browns, Talib was fined one additional game check stemming from punching a cab driver in August 2009.
The third-year pro was a first-round draft pick in 2008 and led the Bucs with five interceptions last season.