Rams will take Aqib Talib contract as it is

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Cornerback Aqib Talib‘s contract was too rich for the Broncos. It’s just right for the Rams.

Per multiple sources, the Rams will absorb the 32-year-old defensive back’s contract as it is, with an $11 million base salary in 2018 and an $8 million base salary in 2019.

The Broncos will carry $1 million in dead money for Talib in 2018.

The first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, Talib spent four-plus years in Tampa, one-plus in New England, and four in Denver. He won a Super Bowl with the 2015 Broncos.

It’s possible that Talib could later revise the deal. However, Talib has made it clear that he won’t be revising his deal downward, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

46 responses to “Rams will take Aqib Talib contract as it is

  1. Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib are headed to Los Angeles. With the youngest coach in the league. Good luck Sean lol

  2. Damn… Just when finally the Legion of Boom seems to be wilting. the team to the south is making some noise. This 49er’s fan is thinking Jimmy’s gonna have his work cut out for him.

  3. @firerogergoodell says:

    Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib are headed to Los Angeles. With the youngest coach in the league. Good luck Sean lol
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    Sean is to busy with his play chart. Wade Phillips has dealt with Talib before and Peters is cut from the same cloth. They will be a handful, but Wade’s got it under control.

  4. The Ram seem to be trying to grab all the big name players. This approach does not have a great track record. If I remember correctly both the Eagles and Redskins attempted to assemble super teams and it did backfired.

    I am not wishing ill on the Rams, just noticed the similarity.

  5. firerogergoodell says:
    March 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib are headed to Los Angeles. With the youngest coach in the league. Good luck Sean lol

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    I get what you’re saying, but I think it’s more about Wade. He’s proven he can handle big personalities. I think it’s the perfect place for those 2 corners.

  6. I think it is a strong move. Personality – yes. but there was no way that DEN was going to trade him to the Pats, and the Rams just improved their secondary immensely for a useless pick and $11M against their $47M cap. It’s not like the guy is a Greg Hardy type, he’s just a handful. Phillips has managed him before. I like the move.

  7. When you look at it this way it makes perfect sense. The Rams are playing 2 starting corners that are both top 15 corners in the NFL a combined 13 million, last season alone they paid Trumaine Johnson a total of 16 million.

  8. >Jimmy G got the Rams shook

    Jimmy G is going to go 10 for 38 for 105 yards and will be hard pressed to complete anything longer than 4-yards against THAT secondary!

  9. But the Rams dont play the Raiders and Crabtree this year…. How will I be entertained???
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    Maybe he will be traded to 49ers 😂

  10. They are following Seattle’s model by trying win a SB while your QB is still in his rookie contract.

  11. Great way to pick out only the negatives about big splashes in the off season, you must be a sad negative person. Should instead look to hope. Patriots went out last offseason amd signed a big name CB and traded for a big name WR. Jags went out amd signed some big name fas, afc championship. Hiw did those broncos look after adding said talib, sanders, and peyton? My favorite since my favorite franchise, bucs won a super bowl after revamping basically the entire offense and adding rice on defense. Can keep going on and on.

  12. What?

    You dump Tree, and you pick up this guy?

    Wade, what are you doing?

    Playing for now? Screw the future?

    Damn!

  13. I am trying to understand why you would trade an under-30 pass rusher with 8.5 sacks last year for an over-30 defensive back who make roughly the same money? What did the Rams compensate Denver with?

  14. ramrene says:

    Jimmy G is going to go 10 for 38 for 105 yards and will be hard pressed to complete anything longer than 4-yards against THAT secondary!
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    Are you making this prediction based on what you have heard about Peters or have you actually watched him play?

    Go watch some tape on the guy and then make up your mind.

    And look at other stats besides Int’s (and even that stat gets worst every year). Every stat he has has gotten worst each years.

  15. I’m a Niners fan and I’m pretty impressed with the moves that the Rams have been making this offseason. I also think the Niners pick-up Trumaine Johnson for sure now. Bye bye Seattle, the Rams – Niners rivalry is going to be fun the next few years.

  16. All you haters surely can’t WAIT for your team to play the Rams. LOL. This is one scary defense already, with millions of cash and 9 draft picks.

  17. But the Rams dont play the Raiders and Crabtree this year…. How will I be entertained???

    Umm, yes they do.

  18. Pretty much seals any hope of Roby going back to LA which would be a good under the radar signing for the 9ERS

    Talib is a Good move for the Rams on the fact alone Wade Phillips is the DC and has dealt with Talib. Not sure if he’d be the best influence on Peters though

  19. Wow the Rams are going for it all , crazy off season but lets wait and see if old man Phillips can coach these guys as I think he can . If they sign a big time run stopper and score like last year the Rams will be in the super bowl

  20. When you think about what corners usually cost the rams seem to be doing pretty good. Talib, shields, and Peters. Now just keep Peters from getting too much with help over the top. That was chief’s real problem, after Eric berry went out they couldn’t afford do that. I’m also not really worried about talib, he’s a pretty physical dude, wish the giants could’ve brought him in to help mentor Eli Apple.

  21. scoreatwill says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    I am trying to understand why you would trade an under-30 pass rusher with 8.5 sacks last year for an over-30 defensive back who make roughly the same money? What did the Rams compensate Denver with?

    This was what I wrote about the Ogletree trade the other day. Kinda sums up what Phillips is doing.

    This is simply Phillips building his defence. Last year was all about correcting the offence, and Phillips worked with what he had. Now he is tasked with improving the defence and the freedom to make moves to get players that fit. I loved Tree, but he was not a great fit in the 3-4. This gives cap room to make more moves this season, and plan for the inevitable large contracts coming. I have a lot of faith in Phillips. The D should be interesting this year. Even if they only marginally improve, the Rams could be scary.

  22. nhpats says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm
    Wow…..the Rams are going to be good

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    Or in custody. All we can do is watch and see how this plays out. Agree on the talent level they have compiled though.

  23. Aqib and Papa Dancing Bear (aka Wade) were crazy close when they were here (in Denver). It was like watching the Odd Couple. At the risk of scoffing from you guys, they just appeared to love each other (and as you know, it’s really hard to love Aqib at times). But his talent is still off the chains. This is a match made in heaven from where I sit and I beat Aqib is thrilled. Sorry to see him go on one hand, and somewhat relieved on the other hand.

  24. the Peters trade even though it was pretty stupid of them to grab a guy who can’t tackle and gets burned, this trade was beyond pathetic.

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