Washington vs. New England for Talib?

Throughout the second half of the 2012 season and into the playoffs, CB Aqib Talib played a key part in steadying what was a horrific New England Patriots secondary. When he was knocked out of the AFC championship game against Baltimore, it swung the tide in the Ravens' favor (though not immediately), and many assumed that this demonstrated value would cause the Pats to reach a new deal with the Kansas product prior to the start of the league year. Unless they've got something up their sleeve in the next several hours, that won't be the case.