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Talib staying with Patriots after $5 million deal reached

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Cornerback Aqib Talib agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the New England Patriots, according to several media reports. reported Saturday that the deal is worth $5 million.

Talib reportedly turned down a three-year offer so he can test the free agent waters again next year.

Talib was acquired by the Patriots from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during last season. He started five games for New England after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

Talib had 19 tackles and one interception for a 59-yard touchdown in six games with the Patriots. He also made 10 tackles in the divisional playoff against the Houston Texans. He sustained a leg injury early in the AFC championship game, which was won by the Baltimore Ravens.

Over his five-year career, Talib has 19 interceptions -- four of them returned for touchdowns -- and 56 passes defensed in 64 games.

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