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Offseason 2018: L.A. Rams Trade for Aqib Talib

The Los Angeles Rams have made a trade with the Denver Broncos according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport to land CB Aqib Talib on Thursday, March 8. This marks four trades in two weeks, and this time they’ve acquired a five-time Pro Bowler. Earlier today the Rams also added CB Sam Shields to the roster.

Talib played four seasons with the Broncos and totaled 11 interceptions and 6 defensive touchdowns during that span. He helped make the Broncos secondary one of the best in the league during his time in Denver and also helped them win Super Bowl 50.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Broncos are expected to receive a 2018 fifth-round pick in exchange for Talib, who is owed $12 million this season and $8 million in 2019. Denver will be responsible for $1 million in dead cap money which means the Rams will pay $11 million in 2018.

This Rams’ secondary overhaul has totally changed the look of their defense, now that they have signed CB Marcus Peters, CB Sam Shields and Talib.

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