The wait is finally over.
Thirteen days after the Patriots acquired him via trade and three days after he was allowed to join the team after serving the one remaining game on his suspension, cornerback Aqib Talib made his first appearance in a Patriots uniform Wednesday. Wearing No. 31, he practiced with the Patriots as they prepped for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Coach Bill Belichick was asked before practice about his initial impressions of his new cornerback.
"We’re just trying to catch him up," Belichick said in his most extensive comments about the cornerback to date. "He’s been in here every day. Three days in a row he’s been in here early, working hard, trying to get caught up. We’ll see how it goes."
We'll see, indeed.
Alas, Talib was not expected to speak to reporters for the first time until Thursday, so we'll have to wait until then for his initial impressions.
Until then, use your imagination and try to come up with a clever caption for the photo above. I know we're not giving you much to work with, but you should be happy just to get a glimpse of No. 31 in uniform. Leave your captions in the comments section.