Rams’ CB Aqib Talib Practices on Wednesday, Might Return Against Lions

Aqib Talib. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Los Angeles Rams’ Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib hasn’t played football since Week 3, but it looks like he could be ready to help his team on Sunday against Detroit Lions. Talib, who underwent ankle surgery in September, was taken off the injured reserve list early this week and already did one practice on Wednesday.

He did a good job,” – said Rams’ coach Sean McVay. “I think he got more and more comfortable as the practice progressed, which was a positive thing.

Although he expects Talib to play in the Lions’ game, McVay isn’t sure about the workload the 32-year-old will have.

[That] is something that we’re going to continue to evaluate based on the way that his ankle responds,” – he added.

Aqib Talib came to Los Angeles this offseason when the Rams traded a fifth-round pick to Denver Broncos to get him. In three games Talib played in 2018, he had nine tackles, two pass deflections, and one forced fumble.

During his time in NFL, Talib was named five consecutive times to Pro Bow, from 2013 to 2017, and has one First-team All-Pro honors. He is also a Super Bowl champion, lifting the prestigious trophy with Denver Broncos in 2015.