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The Rams Are Reportedly 'Open' To Veteran Player Trades

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)

The Los Angeles Rams have been one of the most aggressive teams in football since Sean McVay took over. The team made big splashed earlier this season, dealing Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens, and then acquiring superstar Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars to replace him.

The team may not be done yet. The NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, coming on Tuesday.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams are still ken to make moves. Obviously, the 2018-19 NFC Champions would probably like to upgrade the team for this year, with a tough NFC West race ahead of them.

The Ramsey trade makes for a secondary goal as well, though. The Rams want to lock up Ramsey, who forced his way out of Jacksonville, for the long term. Freeing up some cap room now could go a long way.

From Schefter's report:

One prime candidate to be traded could be veteran cornerback Aqib Talib, who already turned down the chance to be traded last week, according to sources.

Although Talib was placed on injured reserve earlier this month because of fractured ribs, he is eligible to be traded and could return later this season to help a contender.

The Rams would be open to trading Talib, as they were within the past couple of weeks when the five-time Pro Bowler opposed the trade talks that the Rams had been having about him.

The 33-year old Talib is in the final year of his deal, originally signed with the Denver Broncos before he was acquired by Los Angeles.

Ramsey, the 25-year old who has quickly become a true superstar at corner, will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. Los Angeles will want to lock him up for through his prime years soon.

[ESPN]