Rams designate CB Aqib Talib to return from injured reserve

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Cornerback Aqib Talib is eligible to return from injured reserve this week for the Los Angeles Rams’ game at Detroit.

The Rams designated Talib to return Monday as they returned to work after their bye week.

Talib injured his ankle during the third game of his first season with the Rams (10-1), and the five-time Pro Bowl selection hasn’t played since.

Talib has targeted the Rams’ trip to Detroit for his return for the past several weeks, and he is increasingly likely to be in the lineup.

Los Angeles is one win or one Seattle loss away from clinching back-to-back NFC West titles for the first time since 1978-79.

Troy Hill has started seven games at cornerback opposite Marcus Peters during Talib’s absence.

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