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Aqib Talib | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / TB
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Rams acquired CB Aqib Talib from the Broncos in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
It's the Rams' second trade for a corner in two weeks, and gives DC Wade Phillips a veteran frontline starter to pair with volatile young pro Marcus Peters. The Broncos had decided that 32-year-old Talib was no longer worth his $11 million salary — the trade terms confirm the move is a salary dump — but he remained one of the league's better corners in 2017. Durable, Talib has remained extremely consistent. He's reuniting with Phillips after two years together in Denver. The Rams have done an excellent job of rebuilding their cornerback corps on the fly. Mar 8 - 8:02 PM

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport considers the Broncos "likely" to trade Aqib Talib.

Rapsheet's is just the latest in a long line that makes a deal look increasingly inevitable. If the Broncos can't find a trade partner, Talib will probably be released.
Mar 8 - 4:45 PM

According to 9 News Denver's Mike Klis, the Patriots and Broncos "have engaged" in trade talks involving Aqib Talib.

Klis notes the Pats are just "one of several teams" to have talks regarding Talib, but New England is also known to be Talib's preferred destination. The 49ers also discussed a Talib deal, but it's believed those discussions fell through. Klis expects Talib's trade market to be strong enough that the Broncos won't have to cut him, and could still come away with some compensation.
Mar 8 - 12:35 AM

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports Broncos CB Aqib Talib's "top choice" is to reunite with the Patriots.

Russini adds that the Broncos had trade talks with the 49ers regarding Talib, but "it doesn't look like it's going to get done." Talib is more likely to be cut, where he could get his Patriots reunion wish after Talib spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons in New England before signing a big-money deal in Denver. Talib is 32 years old, but he continued playing at a high level in 2017 and is a man-coverage corner. The Pats played more man than any team in football last year.
Mar 7 - 6:27 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson relayed a "sentiment" in the Broncos' organization that LCB Aqib Talib is no longer worth his salary.

The Broncos have hoped to trade Talib, but people around the league are waiting for him to be released. Denver can save $11 million under the cap by moving on from Talib. "It's tough to pay a 30-plus-year-old cornerback that kind of money when he's not playing at the level of his salary," a Broncos source told Anderson. "(It's not that) he hasn't tried, guys fall off." Talib turned 32 earlier this month. He allowed just three touchdown passes last season.
Feb 28 - 9:27 PM

The Broncos can save $11 million in salary cap space by releasing CB Aqib Talib.

The Broncos had originally hoped to trade Talib, but general managers quizzed on the subject during January's Senior Bowl predicted Talib would eventually be released. If Talib does hit the free agent market, the Patriots are expected to show interest while allowing free agent Malcolm Butler to walk.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 10 - 7:55 PM

Three NFL general managers said at the Senior Bowl that they would not trade for Broncos LCB Aqib Talib.

Per ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, all three GMs said they believe Talib will eventually be released, making him an unrestricted free agent. The mere fact that the Broncos have made it public they want to deal Talib lowers his value. Turning 32 next month, Talib continued to play at an extremely high level in 2017, earning PFF's No. 15 overall cornerback grade among 120 qualifiers.
Jan 28 - 7:41 PM

Mike Klis of 9 News Denver confirms the Broncos are expected to place CB Aqib Talib on the trading block.

Even with the salary cap rising, the Broncos can't afford to spend $28 million on the cornerback trio of Talib, Chris Harris and Bradley Roby. Talib, who turns 32 next month, is coming off another strong season that saw him earn PFF's No. 13 coverage grade out of 121 qualifiers at cornerback. The five-time Pro Bowler is due $19 million over the final two years of his deal.
Jan 28 - 12:03 PM

Aqib Talib admitted there's a chance he's released by the Broncos this offseason.

Talib turns 32 next month and carries a $12 million cap number for 2018. The Broncos can clear $11 million of that off the books by releasing him. Chris Harris is also making big money, and outside CB Bradley Roby's salary jumps from $1 million to over $8 million next season. Talib remains one of the best corners in the game, but Denver needs to clear money on defense to allocate some toward an inept offense. Talib was Pro Football Focus' No. 13 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 3 - 2:27 PM

Aqib Talib's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness violations has been reduced from two games to one.

Talib instigated a brawl Sunday at Oakland by snatching the chain off Michael Crabtree's neck, which he also did last season. He'll be back for Week 14 against the Jets. Brendan Langley will start in Talib's place Sunday at Miami.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 07:45:00 PM

NFL suspended Broncos CB Aqib Talib two games for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules Week 12 against the Raiders.

Talib and Michael Crabtree got into a skirmish early in the first quarter Sunday after Talib ripped Crabtree's chain from his neck for the second time in two years. Still, it's a pretty harsh penalty for a fight. Odds are both players appeal their two-game bans and eventually get it knocked to one game.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 09:31:00 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Aqib Talib will not be suspended or fined for a shooting incident last summer.

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in Dallas last June. Originally reported as a gunfight outside a club, reports quickly emerged suggesting Talib accidently shot himself. Pelissero reports he admitted as much to police during the investigation. Despite escaping suspension, Talib will be required to complete a firearm safety course and submit a list of his weapons.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 12:37:00 PM

The attorney for Broncos LCB Aqib Talib confirmed Talib accidentally shot himself in the leg last June.

The attorney told Dallas police Talib's gunshot wound was indeed self-inflicted. Talib was never charged with a crime, but 9 News Denver's Mike Klis believes Talib could face NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy. 31-year-old Talib turned in another Pro Bowl campaign in 2016, amassing three picks and 12 pass breakups across 13 starts. He missed three games with a back injury.
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Broncos LCB Aqib Talib (back) returned to practice on Monday.

They also got back DE Derek Wolfe (elbow). The Broncos' defense is back to full strength, which isn't good news at all for Week 12 opponent Kansas City.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 05:26:00 PM

The Broncos expect Aqib Talib (back) to return following the team's Week 11 bye.

The same is true of LE Derek Wolfe (elbow). The Broncos survived both players' absences relatively unscathed, and will be poised to wreck opposing offenses down the stretch.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
DE1Aaron Donald
2Michael Brockers
3Dominique Easley
4Morgan Fox
5Omarius Bryant
NT1Ndamukong Suh
2Ethan Westbrooks
3Tanzel Smart
ILB1Mark Barron
2Cory Littleton
3Ramik Wilson
4Bryce Hager
OLB1Matt Longacre
2Samson Ebukam
3Garrett Sickels
4Carlos Thompson
5Ejuan Price
CB1Marcus Peters
2Aqib Talib
3Nickell Robey-Coleman
4Sam Shields
5Troy Hill
FS1John Johnson
2Isaiah Johnson
SS1Lamarcus Joyner
2Blake Countess
3Marqui Christian
P1Johnny Hekker