2023-03-13 · 2 min read · NFL/Football
Jalen Ramsey to Miami Dolphins

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Cornerback Jalen Ramsey will soon return to Florida, taking his talents to South Beach next season.
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams agreed to trade the three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a third-round pick in April’s NFL draft, plus tight end Hunter Long.
The move should address a desperate need for Mike McDaniel’s team in the cover game for 2023, as the Dolphins recently informed Byron Jones that they would officially release him on March 15.
Miami have made several cap-clearing moves of late, restructuring the contracts of Tyreek Hill, Bradley Chubb and Terron Armstead.
Ramsey burst onto the NFL scene years ago, becoming the highest cornerback selected in the 2016 draft (#5) by the Jacksonville Jaguars and helping the struggling franchise reach the AFC Championship game in 2017 as he, A.J. Bouye and the Sacksonville defense were among the best units in the league.
The former second-team All-American came to the Rams from Duval County in 2019, with LA giving up their first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021 to get him.
Although the Tennessee-born corner has three years remaining on his current deal with LA, he has no guaranteed money for the last two years of his contract, meaning the Rams will take $19.6 million of dead money on their salary cap this year but will have $5.6 million of cap savings.
Last season Ramsey was the third-highest-ranked player at his position, according to Pro Football Focus (PFF), finishing the campaign with a career-high four interceptions, 18 passes defended, 12 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a pair of sacks.
After helping the Rams capture the Super Bowl at home in the 2021 campaign, Ramsey was the only player from the team’s core group who didn’t sign a contract extension or rework a deal during the previous offseason.
Heading into his eighth NFL season, Ramsey should bolster a secondary which already includes another former All-Pro in Xavien Howard.
Ramsey has 19 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and two sacks for his career.
The trade will not be processed until Wednesday when the 2023 league year officially begins.
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By: Joel Lefevre


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