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The Los Angeles Rams agree to trade to acquire Aqib Talib

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A couple hours after taking a flier on ex-Packers CB Sam Shields, the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a trade that will make CB Aqib Talib a Los Angeles Ram.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Rams will send a fifth round pick for Talib. NFL Network’s James Palmer was the first to break the story.

This news comes just a little over a week after the Rams acquired Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs. With Talib and Peters in addition to that tough Rams front seven, this defense is going to be a matchup nightmare for opposing offenses.

The Broncos had decided that 32-year-old Talib was no longer worth his $11 million salary, despite being one of the league’s better corners in 2017. Durable, Talib has remained extremely consistent (even with snatching chains). Hats off to the Rams as they’ve done an excellent job of rebuilding their cornerback group on the fly.

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