The Los Angeles Rams continued to bolster their defense on Thursday, signing former Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields and agreeing to trade for Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.
Shields made 23 interceptions, including the playoffs, from 2010-2015 and won a Super Bowl with the Packers. But his 2016 season was cut short after one game after he sustained a concussion and he didn’t play at all in 2017.
The trade would reunite Talib with Wade Phillips in Los Angeles. The Rams will send Denver a mid-round pick, believed to be a fifth-rounder, in next month’s draft for the perennial Pro Bowl cornerback, said a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
“Man, I’m so excited,” Talib told The Associated Press. “I can’t wait to play for coach Sean McVay, go back with working with Wade, and playing with my young man, Marcus Peters. He’s going to bring that young energy back to me.
“I’m super excited to play with those guys. Aaron Donald is a good friend of mine, too, so I get to go from playing behind Von Miller to playing behind Aaron Donald. That’s not too shabby. I got another MVP in front of me.”