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Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams Agree To Trade Involving Aqib Talib

A closeup of Aqib Talib on the sideline.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on from the sideline prior the Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the trade deadline only a few hours away, the Los Angeles Rams have decided to trade away a key veteran on their defense.

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Rams have traded Aqib Talib and a fifth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a future draft pick.

Los Angeles is trying to shed salary since the front office will eventually have to extend Jalen Ramsey's contract.

Earlier this month, the Rams sent a pair of first-round picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire Ramsey.

As for the Dolphins, the front office is doing an excellent job of stockpiling picks for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Miami has already shipped out Kenyan Drake, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Laremy Tunsil for draft picks.

Talib is currently battling a rib injury so he won't be able to make an immediate impact for Miami.

Once he's ready to see the field, the Dolphins should have a nice duo at cornerback with Xavien Howard and Talib.

Since the Dolphins are focused on adding more assets for the draft, they will pay Talib about $5.8 million this season.

It'll be interesting to see if the Rams try do dump off other big contracts before the deadline as they try to create cap space.