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Rams Trade Aqib Talib, 5th-Round Pick to Dolphins

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 03: Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams warms-up before the game against the  Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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It's NFL trade deadline day, and the fun has already begun in earnest. The most recent transaction involved last year's Super Bowl finalists and this year's strongest contender for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. The Los Angeles Rams are sending former Pro Bowl corner Aqib Talib to the Miami Dolphins.

From the Rams' perspective, this is a good move. They just traded for Jalen Ramsey and will have to pony up a pretty penny for his new contract sooner rather than later. Talib has been banged up all year (and is still on the Injured Reserve list) and generally hasn't been at the top of his game while in LA.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, apparently just want to gobble up as many draft picks as possible. It's unknown what they're sending back to LA, but I can't imagine they have the desire to keep Talib around for very long. He doesn't move the needle by any means, and has a history of a short temper, which would likely only become shorter as the Dolphins continue their winless season.