Broncos trade CB Aqib Talib to Los Angeles Rams

The Denver Broncos agreed on Thursday to send cornerback Aqib Talib to the Rams, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and James Palmer.

The Rams are expected to send a 2018 fifth-round NFL Draft pick to the Broncos for Talib, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

While that may not seem like a lot in return for giving up the five-time Pro Bowler, the Broncos have been attempting to clear up cap space to pursue free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, and have been searching for a trading partner for Talib over the past month.

The Rams have also acquired cornerback Sam Shields from the Green Bay Packers and cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.

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Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree fight during Raiders-Broncos game
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Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree fight during Raiders-Broncos game
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders fights with Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos in their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Oakland, California. Both players were ejected from the game. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
Nov 26, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) taunts Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) after the incident on the sidelines during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) fight on the sidelines as both teams run to the fight during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after being ejected for fighting with Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders is walked off the field by Cordarrelle Patterson #84 after being ejected for fighting with Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Officials confer after a fight between Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders and Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 26, 2017 in Oakland, California. Both players were ejected from the game. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
Nov 26, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) is ejected from the game against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) heads to the locker room after getting ejected from the game during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders on November 26, 2017 in Oakland, CA at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Nov 26, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is ejected after the incident in the fist quarter against the Denver Broncos at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
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