LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Just hours before the NFL trade deadline, the Los Angeles Rams have shipped All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib to the Miami Dolphins in a purported cost-cutting move.
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The Miami Dolphins confirmed in a tweet that they acquired the 33-year-old Talib from the Rams along with a fifth-round pick.
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The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Talib is on the books for $8 million this season and will be a free agent next spring. According to Schefter, the move will allow the Rams to try and re-sign their prized acquisition Jalen Ramsey, who they acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars last week in a blockbuster deal.MORE NEWS: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
Talib, a 13-year veteran, has been with the Rams since the start of the 2018 season. He was placed on injured reserve Oct. 15 with a rib injury and isn’t eligible to return until Week 15. He also missed several games last season with an ankle injury.