New England Patriots make two moves

New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib runs an interception back for a touchdown against the...

New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib runs an interception back for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in front of Patriots teammate Alfonzo Dennard and Colts Donnie Avery during the first half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts November 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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, Last Updated: 9:28 PM ET

The New England Patriots signed cornerback Aqib Talib to a one-year deal while releasing wide receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Talib's deal, reportedly worth $5 million, comes after he initially turned down a three-year offers so he can test the free agent waters again next year.

Talib had 19 tackles and one interception for a touchdown in six games with the Patriots after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.

Meanwhile, Lloyd could return to the team with a lesser salary. He was due a $3 million bonus before getting cut.

Lloyd started 15 of 16 games and had 74 catches for 911 yards with four touchdowns last season.


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