“Barring a last-minute change of heart, or perhaps his exoneration,” writes Stroud.
Talib, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon back in March. He was involved in a shooting that occured in Garland, Texas and has multiple off-the-field issues in the past.
Talib was a solid contributer to the Buccaneers defense and helped solidify the cornerback position opposite to Ronde Barber. If the team is serious about releasing him they’ll have to find an adequate replacement because there will be a noticeable hole in the teams secondary.
The Buccaneers have already been rumored to have interest in Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha but that was based on pure speculation. There’s also the chance that they could draft another corner on Thursday which make a good deal of sense depending on whether or not they’ve made up their minds.