As we know, the trade deadline is quickly approaching, and with that will come a lot of rumors and interesting trades, to help push teams over the edge in 2019. However, for teams with a ton of cap space, there could be moves made between now and 4 PM that will help alleviate some of the cap restraints for those playoff contending teams.
A few minutes ago, the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams made a trade that would help alleviate some of the financial burden, while adding yet another pick to Chris Grier's war-chest of draft picks.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins have traded for Rams' cornerback Aqib Talib and a fifth-round pick, in exchange for a draft pick to be named later.
Talib, 33, is currently on injured reserve and might not play a down for the Dolphins. However, as Chris Kouffman mentioned on twitter, there's familiarity with Flores and Talib that could keep him around in 2020.
"As others noted this is Chris Grier buying a 5th round pick for $4 million. Aqib Talib is 33 years old, on the last year of his contract, and went on IR w/ broken ribs 2 weeks ago. Grier tried to secure a higher pick with Kenyan Drake and had to settle for a conditional 6th."
He then continued.
"There’s a slight kicker attached to this. As @flasportsbuzz noted, Talib is eligible to play again Week 15 and both Flores & Boyer have coached Talib before (2012-13). There could conceivably be an attempt to evaluate & potentially recruit Talib for 2020, his free agent year."
Talib has played in the NFL for 13 seasons. During this time, he has combined for 462 tackles and 35 interceptions.
This article was written by Josh Houtz (@Houtz)