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September 10, 2020 04:44 PM
Aqib Talib: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib announced his decision to retire from the NFL via his personal Twitter account Wednesday.

Talib suited up for five contests with the Rams in 2019 before suffering broken ribs and being traded to Miami for salary relief. The five-time Pro Bowler will be best remembered for his outstanding play in Denver as part of the "No Fly Zone," where he suited up from 2014 to 2017 and played a key role in winning Super Bowl 50. His 2013 performance in New England also earned Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors.

November 13, 2019 01:36 PM
Dolphins' Aqib Talib: Won't return in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins won't activate Talib (ribs) from IR this season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins will use their second IR activation on rookie linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (foot), meaning they won't be able to bring back Talib. The 33-year-old was placed on IR by the Rams before being traded to the Dolphins on Oct. 29, and he's eligible to return Week 13 against the Eagles. Talib already stated he's healthy enough to play, but the Dolphins have opted to test out their young talent instead. Talib will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he figures to have plenty of suitors when the time comes.

November 4, 2019 09:52 AM
Dolphins' Aqib Talib: Indicates he's healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ribs) said he disagreed with being placed on injured reserve and that he's currently healthy enough to play, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Talib was placed on IR by the Rams on Oct. 16 with the broken ribs and was traded to the Dolphins last week for salary relief, but apparently the injury isn't that severe. The veteran cornerback could be designated to return from IR for the final four games of the season, but it's unclear if Miami would want to use one of its two return designations on a 33-year-old who will be a free agent next season.

October 29, 2019 08:24 PM
Dolphins' Aqib Talib: Sent off to Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams traded Talib (ribs) and a fifth-round selection to the Dolphins for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Talib's time with the Rams has been injury-plagued, as he missed eight games due to a high ankle sprain in 2018 before landing on IR with broken ribs this season. It's unclear how far along he is in his recovery, but the Dolphins have added some draft capital by taking on the veteran cornerback's expiring contract in this deal.

October 16, 2019 08:44 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Officially moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ribs) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Talib missed Sunday's loss to the 49ers due to broken ribs and will now be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks due to the injury. Troy Hill is expected to slide into the starting role alongside recent trade-acquisition Jalen Ramsey.

October 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Will head to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib is dealing with broken ribs and is expected to be placed on injured reserve ahead of the Rams' Week 7 game against the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Talib was inactive for Sunday's loss to the 49ers after suffering the injury in the prior week. He now will be sidelined for at least eight weeks before he's eligible to return from IR. It's the second consecutive season that Talib has been forced to IR, as a high-ankle sprain limited him to only eight appearances in 2018. Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman should see increased roles at cornerback while Talib is sidelined.

October 11, 2019 04:04 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Won't playing Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ribs) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

The 33-year-old was added to the injury report Wednesday and did not practice this week. Nickell Robey-Coleman and Troy Hill should see increased defensive roles in Talib's absence.

October 10, 2019 04:56 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Pops up on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ribs) was listed as a non-participant for Wednesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

This is the first time this season Talib has popped up on the injury report, suggesting he's dealing with an injury rather than an obligatory vet day off. The 33-year-old has been solid for the Rams defense this campaign, playing at least 60 defensive snaps in every game and has made 14 tackles (seven solo). It will be important to monitor Talib's practice status as the week goes on, but if he can't play Sunday, Troy Hill could see an increase in reps at cornerback.

December 19, 2018 02:28 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Logs first interception of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib recorded two tackles and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

In his third week back from injured reserve, Talib logged more than 60 defensive snaps for a second game in a row and recorded his first interception as a Ram along the way. His heroics came at a critical juncture, too, considering Los Angeles was then down 17 points in the second half. The five-time Pro Bowler will look to continue his strong play in Week 16 when his team looks to exploit Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who's thrown 14 interceptions in 12 games this season.

December 8, 2018 02:24 AM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Won't see limited snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib is expected to play a complete game against the Bears on Sunday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

Talib was limited to 26 snaps during Sunday's win over the Lions in what was his first game back from injured reserve. Barring any setbacks, the 11th-year veteran will handle a full starting workload as he suits up against the Bears in Week 14.

December 2, 2018 10:44 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Sees snap count in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib played on a snap count during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Lions, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Talib did not record a single defensive statistic during Sunday's win. Coach Sean McVay said that he, "wanted to see how he [Talib] felt after about 30 snaps. I thought he did a nice job." McVay expressed optimism that Talib would handle a full starting workload against the Bears in Week 14.

December 2, 2018 01:44 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Starting in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib will start at cornerback in his first game since being activated from Injured Reserve, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Talib missed nine games while on IR due to an ankle injury. The Rams appear confident in the veteran corner's health, as evidenced by them immediately placing him in the starting lineup. He may still see a reduced snap count in his first game back if the team wants to ease him into a return, but it doesn't appear he'll be hindered much now that he's active.

November 30, 2018 05:40 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McVay confirmed that Talib (ankle) would play in Sunday's game against the Lions, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

The Rams set the stage for Talib's return from a nine-game absence by activating him from injured reserve earlier Friday. After missing more than two months following ankle surgery, Talib could be eased into the secondary mix in Week 13, though it shouldn't take much time beyond Sunday's game before he reclaims a full-time starting role. Talib's return should ultimately translate to fewer snaps and easier assignments for the likes of Sam Shields, Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman.

November 30, 2018 05:36 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Activated from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Friday Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports.

The 32-year-old cornerback was designated to return Monday and has been practicing throughout the week. Coach Sean McVay hasn't said anything definitive about Talib playing in Sunday's game against the Lions, but it wouldn't make much sense to activate him unless he's ready for a role of some sort. Talib could help the Rams contain Detroit wideout Kenny Golladay, who is working on a three-game streak with at least five catches and 78 yards.

November 29, 2018 03:28 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Week 13 return expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McVay said Thursday that he expects Talib (ankle) to be activated to the 53-man roster before Sunday's contest at Detroit, Lindsey Thiry of reports. "He did a good job [at Wednesday's practice]," McVay stated. "I think he got more and more comfortable as the practice progressed, which was a positive thing."

Talib has spent the past two months recovering from surgery to address a high-ankle sprain. Throughout November, he hinted that a Week 13 return was his expectation, and after returning to practice Wednesday, McVay seems to concur with the All-Pro cornerback. Barring a setback with his ankle, Talib appears as if he'll be elevated to the 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon's deadline.

November 26, 2018 06:32 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Designated to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams designated Talib (ankle) for return from injured reserve Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Talib, who originally landed on IR after injuring his ankle in Week 3, is slated to return to practice with a reasonable expectation that he'll play Sunday against the Lions, though the Rams will have up to 21 days to activate him. His reinstatement from IR would undoubtedly be a significant boost to a Los Angeles defense that has allowed 8.1 yards per pass attempt in 2018 (27th in NFL). In less than three full games with Los Angeles this season, Talib racked up nine tackles, two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

November 10, 2018 09:56 AM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Still eyeing Week 13 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ankle) met with his doctor Wednesday and expects to be "full speed" by Thanksgiving, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

The Rams have a bye in Week 12, so Talib's projected return remains on track for a Week 13 matchup against the Lions. Head coach Sean McVay added that the cornerback was making a lot of progress in his rehab. It's worth noting that with an 8-1 record, Los Angeles has little reason to rush Talib back until he's fully healthy.

November 6, 2018 09:16 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Potential Week 13 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ankle) is hopeful to return from injured reserve for the Rams' Week 13 matchup with the Lions, Alden Gonzalez of reports.

Talib was placed injured reserve with the designation to return after eight weeks in late September. He subsequently underwent surgery on his ankle and has been sidelined since. The veteran expressed optimism following a visit with his doctor on Tuesday and is setting his sights on a Week 13 return. Still, he will need to avoid any setbacks to reach that goal.

September 27, 2018 05:32 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Talib is scheduled for surgery Thursday and will now be ineligible to play for the next eight weeks. The Rams likely hope to get him back late in the season, but they'll need Troy Hill and Sam Shields to step up for the time being. It doesn't help that the Rams' other starting cornerback, Marcus Peters (calf), is looking shaky for Thursday's game against the Vikings. It could result in a big night for Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, though Minnesota's struggling offensive line will have its hands full with Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh.

September 26, 2018 10:04 PM
Rams' Aqib Talib: Ankle surgery scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib will undergo surgery Thursday to address his ankle injury, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Talib exited Sunday's win over the Chargers with a high-ankle sprain and was originally projected to miss around a month, but the procedure could lengthen his recovery timetable. In any event, head coach Sean McVay said he expects Talib to return at some point in 2018, so it doesn't appear the surgery will spell an end to his season. With Marcus Peters (calf) also at risk of missing time, Sam Shields and Nickell Robey-Coleman are expected to step into larger roles in the Los Angeles secondary beginning with Thursday's game against the Vikings.

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