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Aqib Talib comes to Bucs camp, competes hard



Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib sure didn't look or sound like a guy who is facing a serious charge in Texas that could bring prison time.

On the first day of the Bucs' unofficial team minicamp at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Talib was in good spirits, wearing his usual wide smile, laughing boisterously and ribbing teammates as he so often does. 

It's also worth noting that Talib also did not look like a guy who finished 2010 on injured reserve. He participated fully in the day's workouts, covering receivers on the edge as only he can. He showed no obvious effects of the hip injury that ended his season prematurely last fall, running and cutting with ease.

Talib, 25, didn't have much to say, beyond this: "It's real good. It's good to see everybody's face. You know how that is." He added that he's been working out in Dallas this offseason, though he is known to have made a few appearances in Tampa at the previous, smaller workouts at the University of South Florida.

Talib, considered by many the Bucs' best defensive player, had six interceptions in 2010 and has 15 in three NFL seasons.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:17pm]


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