Report: Rams placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve
The Los Angeles Rams fell to 3-3 in Week 6 versus the San Francisco 49ers and it seems as if things are getting worse for them. According to Adam Schefter, Los Angeles is placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve.
Rams are now planning to place CB Aqib Talib on injured reserve due to his rib injury, per sources. Talib could return later this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 14, 2019
The veteran cornerback was inactive in Week 6 with a rib injury that ailed him throughout the week leading up to the game. Now, the injury appears to be more serious than the Rams initially thought; with him landing on injured reserve.
As a result, Los Angeles will have to wait to get Talib back in their defense until later in the season (at the earliest). Prior to his injury, the 33-year-old cornerback has shown signs of regression in his play in his 12th season in the NFL.
In the first five weeks of the season, Talib had allowed 13 receptions on the 25 times that he had been targeted. Additionally, the physical corner had only totaled 11 tackles and zero interceptions this season.
Last year, Talib missed eight games due to an ankle injury and we saw how Marcus Peters played during that stretch. Peters struggled last season without Talib and that could be the same this season.
On Sunday, Troy Hill assumed Talib’s starting role in the defense and played fairly well. It is likely that Hill continues to start alongside Peters in the defense in Week 7 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
It’s unfortunate to see Talib go down with another injury as he is amidst the final year on his current contract.
At 33-years-old, you have to wonder if we are seeing the All-Pro playing in his last season with the Rams—or the NFL.