Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Revised 10/29/2019 11:00AM PST
The Los Angeles Rams have traded veteran cornerback Aqib Talib to the Miami Dolphins after trading for him a season ago. The Rams front office reported over the weekend that they were shopping Talib just days after trading their other starting corner Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens. They were able to move Talib just before the end of the trade deadline.
Talib was acquired via trade with the Broncos last season for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick that would reunite him with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. In his first season with the Rams, Talib would get injured in the third game of the season, spending eight weeks on the IR. Upon his return, he helped the Rams to get to Super Bowl LVIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Talib for the second straight season landed on the IR after injuring his ribs against the Seattle Seahawks. Talib was inactive against the San Francisco 49ers as the Rams lost their third consecutive game. The following Monday morning, the team placed Talib on the IR.
Reportedly Talib blocked two previous attempts by the Rams before agreeing with the trade to the Dolphins. Talib, a Dallas native, starred at Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, TX, a suburb outside the Dallas area.
The Rams are sending Talib and a fifth-round pick for a future late round draft pick to named later, to create cap space to potentially sign Ramsey to contract extension. Ideally Talib is not on the books for next season however, the Rams can move some of the signing bonus into this year salary.