As if the Los Angeles Rams weren’t going to do anything today... They’ve traded cornerback Aqib Talib and a 5th-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a future draft pick:
Trade: Rams are trading CB Aqib Talib AND a fifth-round pick to Miami for a future pick, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2019
The moving of Talib creates roughly $4m in cap space for the Rams, now bumping them up to roughly $9.6m in cap space, creating flexibility for whatever the Rams prefer to do pre-trade deadline.
General Manager Les Snead was ultimately able to find a take for Talib after he was shopped the past few weeks. Talib was place on injured reserve two weeks ago after he suffered a rib injury. Talib’s age really showed in the first five weeks as he struggled mightily, and has actually been effectively replaced by backup Troy Hill.
Take this as you will:— Sosa K (@QBsMVP) October 29, 2019
Aqib Talib: 29 targets, 18 completions, 62.1% completion, 231 yards, 8.0 yards/target, 3 TD's, 121.5 rating, 17.6% missed tackles
Troy Hill: 20 targets, 9 completions, 45% completion, 103 yards, 5.2 yards/target, 0 TD's, 61.0 rating, 0% missed tackles
The Rams will move forward with Jalen Ramsey and Hill starting outside, and Nickell Robey-Coleman manning the nickel spot.
Stay tuned to find out what the “future draft pick” is that the Rams have received from the Dolphins.
Dolphins are agreeing to absorb Aqib Talib's prorated salary and pay him about $5.8M this season and getting a 5th round pick to do it. He could be cut in 2020 with no cap or cash ramification. Fins loading up on picks. Love it. ESPN first reported the transaction— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 29, 2019
With the Dolphins eating that amount of Talib’s salary, the Rams should be sitting somewhere near $10.5m in cap space.
Terms of the Dolphins/Rams trade ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 29, 2019
Dolphins get: CB Aqib Talib, 2020 fifth-round pick.
Rams get: Future seventh-round pick.
The Rams will receive a future 7th-round pick from the Dolphins.