Eagles Were Offering 1st- & 2nd-Round Picks For Jalen Ramsey, Declined To Match Rams’ Offer

     

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles were offering the Jaguars first- and second-round picks for CB Jalen Ramsey before Jacksonville agreed to the deal with the Rams last week. 

Schefter says Philadelphia felt they had a chance at landing Ramsey, but the Rams obviously stepped up to close the deal. The Jaguars walked away with two first-round picks and a fourth-round selection from Los Angeles. 

Per Schefter, the Eagles were unwilling to give up more than a first- and second-round pick for Ramsey. Jacksonville reportedly gave Philadelphia a chance to match the Rams’ offer, but the Eagles declined.

The Eagles are expected to get Ronald Darby (hamstring) back for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys along with Jalen Mills. From there, Schefter says Avonte Maddox and Cre’Von LeBlanc could both be back next Sunday, so while they would have preferred to add a dynamic talent like Ramsey, they are getting healthier in their secondary. 

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that the Jaguars also spoke with the Eagles, Ravens and Saints about a potential trade for Ramsey, but none were willing to part with the kind of draft haul Shad Khan was set on getting for the star cornerback.

Ramsey, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2016. He signed a four-year, $23.35 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $3.63 million in 2019.

The Jaguars picked up Ramsey’ fifth-year option that will cost them around $13 million for the 2020 season and will become fully guaranteed on the first day of 2020 league year.

In 2019, Ramsey has appeared in three games for the Jaguars and recorded 18 tackles, a forced fumble and one pass defense.

 

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