Talib is a fifth year pro, and is in the last year of his contract. He is currently serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drugs. Talib, who has one game remaining in his suspension, released a statement through the Buccaneers last month the he had used the ADHD drug Alderall.
Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft. The Patriots are believed to have sent a mid-round pick to the Buccaneers in return.
The Miami Dolphins still play the Patriots twice this season, with the first game on December 2 in Miami.