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Aqib Talib traded to Rams in deal with Broncos

Los Angeles has reshaped its secondary by landing another top-line cornerback.

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Denver Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib (21) returns an interception in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.(Photo: Jonathan Dyer, USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Rams have swung yet another trade to reshape their defense.

The team agreed to acquire cornerback Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos in a trade Thursday, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the deal, which had not been made official.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and James Palmer were the first to report the trade.

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Talib, 32, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, the last four of which came with the Broncos. He has been a key piece of Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary and a dominant defense that helped lead the team to a Super Bowl title in the 2015 season.

He was set to make $11 million in 2018.

The Rams, who will be the fourth team of Talib's career, have already been aggressive in the trading market. They agreed to acquire cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs and later moved to send pass rusher Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins and linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants.

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1. Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State  Rich Barnes, USA TODAY Sports


2. Giants — Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California  Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports


3. Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State  Rob Kinnan, Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports


4. Browns (from Texans) — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming  Troy Babbitt, USA TODAY Sports


5. Broncos — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports


6. Jets — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma  Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports


7. Buccaneers — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama  Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports


8. Bears — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame  Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports


9. 49ers — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia  Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports


10. Raiders — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech  James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports


11. Dolphins — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State  Joseph Maiorana, USA TODAY Sports


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