The Rams are open to trading veteran players in the last years of their contracts, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The report was published last week, but Schefter retweeted it today, presumably to point out that LA’s mindset has not changed.
The team’s acquisition of Jalen Ramsey is behind the Rams’ willingness to move veterans, as the club is hoping to free up some payroll in order to extend their new superstar. Of course, the team has to strike a delicate balance, as it obviously believes it can contend for a championship this year.
One player who could be traded, per Schefter, is cornerback Aqib Talib. Talib is currently on IR, but he can still be traded and could return later this year to help a contender. Indeed, the Rams were engaged in trade talks concerning Talib earlier this month, but Talib reportedly opposed those talks.