BOSTON (CBS) – Aqib Talib was on the practice field for the Patriots on Wednesday, as the team prepares for a tough matchup against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Sunday night at Gillette.
After Talib had to leave Monday night’s loss to the Panthers with a lingering hip issue, it was feared the corner may not be able to suit up against the high-powered Broncos. But he sounded rather confident in the Patriots locker room on Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s all right. It tightened up on me at the end of the game, but it’s fine,” said Talib. “I woke up feeling good.”
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Talib stopped short at saying he’d play on Sunday, instead giving the ole “day-to-day” status update. He said he would have liked to have finished off his battle with Steve Smith on Monday, but the injury (which held him out of the previous 3 1/2 games) got to be too much.
“It’s over with now. I tried to go through it as much as I could, but if I could have been out there I would have been out there,” he said.
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