Sources: Broncos looking to find trade partner for CB Aqib Talib

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

TheDenver Broncos are making Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib available via trade for the right price, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini on Saturday.

Broncos general manager John Elway denied the report.

"False," Elway told reporters. "[Talib's] name was never brought up anywhere."

Talib, entering his ninth NFL season, had three interceptions -- two of which were returned for touchdowns -- and 45 tackles during the Broncos' championship season in 2015.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection also has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right legin the early-morning hours of June 5 in Dallas. He avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day, and the incident forced him to miss the Broncos' visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 win.

According to the police report, Talib said he didn't know who shot him and that the bullet "entered into the rear of his right thigh then exited his right calf."

Talib, who missed the first 10 days of training camp, returned to practice with the Broncos Aug. 8 and was asked if he shot himself.

"The situation is still under review, and we have to respect that process," Talib said then. "I'm not going to talk about that right now, but I feel great."

On Aug. 17, the Dallas police department confirmed it was investigating the possibility that Talib shot himself.

The NFL is investigating the matter.