Rams Place CB Aqib Talib On IR, Promote CB Dominique Hatfield

The Los Angeles Rams announced Wednesday that they’ve placed CB Aqib Talib on injured reserve and promoted CB Dominique Hatfield to the active roster.

Talib suffered a high-ankle sprain Sunday that is expected to sideline him at least one month. Los Angeles has said that they expect Talib to return later on the in the year, but it’s clear they couldn’t afford to carry him on their active roster for the next month or so.

Fellow Rams CB Marcus Peters has a strained his calf and is considered day to day.

Talib, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2008. He spent four years in Tampa Bay before joining the Patriots in 2012.

The Broncos later signed him to a six-year, $57 million contract that includes $26 million guaranteed before trading him to the Rams this offseason for a fifth-round pick.

Talib stands to make a base salary of $11 million for the 2018 season.

In 2018, Talib has appeared in three games for the Rams and recorded nine tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and two pass defenses.

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