Source: Broncos' Talib to Rams for breeze pick

The Denver Broncos are trade Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib to a Los Angeles Rams, a NFL Network reported Thursday, citing sources.

The Broncos will accept a fifth-round collect in a 2018 breeze for Talib, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Talib wanted to play for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in L.A. or Bill Belichick in New England, sources told Schefter. The thought of personification elsewhere was not something he found desirable. This helped foreordain trade to Rams, a sources said.

Since he entered a joining as a first-round collect by a Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, Talib has a many interceptions by a cornerback in a NFL (34) and his 10 career interceptions for touchdowns are also fourth all-time.

Talib returned his usually interception this past deteriorate 103 yards for a touchdown in a Broncos’ Week 2 feat over a Dallas Cowboys.

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  • But Talib got held between a Broncos’ need for additional income top space and a team’s faith that cornerback Bradley Roby is prepared to be a starter in a team’s defense.

    The Broncos positively got their money’s value from a 32-year-old cornerback. Talib was sealed to a six-year, $57 million understanding in 2014 and was named to a Pro Bowl in any of his 4 seasons with a team. Talib has had 11 interceptions total over a final 4 seasons and he was during slightest tied for a group in lead in 3 of those seasons.

    Talib was also dangling for a diversion on dual opposite occasions in his time with a Broncos, with a one-game cessation for poking then-Indianapolis Colts parsimonious finish Dwayne Allen in a eye during a 2015 diversion as good as one diversion this past deteriorate for a quarrel with Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree during a Broncos’ detriment in Oakland.

    Talib also missed a Broncos’ revisit to a White House in a summer of 2016 since he had suffered a gunshot wound to his reduce right leg in Dallas. No charges were filed in a occurrence — a bullet entered Talib’s leg nearby his thigh and exited his right calf.

    He did not have medicine following a occurrence and during a time there were reports, unconfirmed by Dallas police, that military had dynamic Talib shot himself.

    He was named captain by his teammates this past deteriorate and it was a initial time in his career he had been comparison as one of this team’s captains.

    For a Rams, a Talib merger is a delay of what has already been a bustling offseason. They formerly acquired All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters from a Kansas City Chiefs, afterwards sent outward linebacker Robert Quinn to a Miami Dolphins and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree to a New York Giants.

    Talib and Peters, who have total for 7 Pro Bowls and dual first-team All-Pros, will now be a Rams’ starting cornerbacks on a outside. Kayvon Webster, recuperating from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in December, and Sam Shields, sealed progressing Thursday after blank many of a final dual years with concussions, can offer as abyss alongside Troy Hill, who stepped adult down a widen final season.

    The Rams also wish to move behind Nickell Robey-Coleman, who excelled during container corner. But they are now guaranteed to not move behind Trumaine Johnson, who spent a final dual seasons personification underneath a authorization tab and now promises to have a strong marketplace in giveaway agency. The Rams will substantially get a third-round saving collect in subsequent year’s breeze by vouchsafing Johnson pointer elsewhere.

    Talib and Peters are both sealed by 2019 and would mix to cost about $30 million during that time.

    ESPN’s Jeff Legwold and Alden Gonzalez contributed to this report.

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