Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
As expected, the Los Angeles Rams have officially designated veteran cornerback Aqib Talib from the injury reserve list. Talib sustained an injury to his ankle after being rolled up on by San Diego Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams while being tackled by Rams linebacker Ramik Wilson.
Talib's initial diagnosis was thought to be a strain, as the Rams medical staff were optimistic that it was not anything further serious. Talib sought for a second opinion with his injured ankle, and that second opinion required he undergo surgery to repair his ankle.
Talib returns to the Rams after their bye week, and begin to practice. The coaches thus far have been impressed with his work already. Getting Talib back now provides the Rams for once their full starting defense from week one. The Rams pass defense has been torched since week four and is in desperate need for their pro-bowl corner.
Talib is optimistic that he has done enough in practice thus far to declared active next Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Stadium. The Lions star receiver Marvin Jones placed on the IR today, can ease the Rams defense a bit, but Kenny Golladay can cause an issue by himself.
The Rams getting Talib back is a blessing in disguise as a victory against the Lions and the Rams will clinch the NFC West title for the second consecutive season. Talib has missed the last eight games and could be no prouder in a victory in his return to clinch the division.