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Report: Aqib Talib joins Amazon's Thursday Night Football team

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Amazon Prime Video's Thursday Night Football coverage team keeps growing.

The company has added former All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib to its TNF ineup, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll cover pregame, halftime and postgame for Amazon.

Talib, 36, began his broadcast career as a color analyst for Fox Sports in 2020 after 12 years in the NFL. He covered a few games during the past two seasons and added a different style of the booth — like this one on a DeAndre Hopkins touchdown in 2020.

Now, Talib will have a weekly presence on Thursday Night Football. He joined a crowded cast that already includes former NFL stars like Richard Sherman, Tony Gonzalez and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Amazon also officially announced Fox Sports' Charissa Thompson will host the company's coverage, with "Sunday Night Football" broadcaster Al Michaels and ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit covering games from the broadcast booth.

The New York Post also reported on Monday that former NFL offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, who retired this past season, could join Amazon's coverage as well.

Talib enjoyed a long career in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins. He earned five Pro Bowl nods and one first-team All-Pro selection. Talib is also infamously remembered for fighting with and snatching the chain of former receiver Michael Crabtree, for which both players were suspended for two games in 2017.

Aqib Talib is the latest ex-NFL player to join Amazon's broadcast team. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Aqib Talib is the latest ex-NFL player to join Amazon's broadcast team. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)