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03/08/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 19:31

Broncos agree to deal sending Aqib Talib to Rams

While the Seahawks are tearing down the Legion of Boom, the reigning NFC West champions are reloading on defense to ensure their standing atop the division.

The Rams and Broncos have finalized a deal that will send veteran cornerback Aqib Talib to Los Angeles in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, NFL Network's James Palmer and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources informed of the situation.

The move comes just hours after Rapoport reported a standoff in trade talks involving Talib and the Patriots.

'For Talib, there were really only two places he wanted to go,' Rapoport explained on Thursday's edition of NFL Total Access. 'New England, where of course he had a lot of success with Bill Belichick and the Patriots. And Los then Angeles with the Rams, where he would get to play under Wade Phillips, his former defensive coordinator in Denver.'