A little more than two months after getting shot in the leg, the Denver Broncos’ Aqib Talib made his return Monday. The 30-year-old cornerback passed his physical and practiced for the first time since a bullet entered and exited his leg in the wee hours of the morning of June 5.
Many of the details of the shooting remain murky.
Talib told police that he was at a Dallas park with a large group of people at about 3:40 p.m. when the shooting occurred. Talib also told Dallas police that he was “too intoxicated to remember what happened.” A shooter has yet to be identified.
The case is still under investigation. It’s possible Talib faces punishment from the law or the NFL depending on what comes out.
From a football perspective, the Broncos finally get their three-time Pro Bowl cornerback, well, back. Talib, the left corner, plays opposite of Chris Harris. The two were key pieces on last year’s top-ranked NFL defense.
Talib finished the 2015 regular season with 45 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions. He has 30 career interceptions since entering the league in 2008. This will be his third season with the Broncos.