Forget designs on All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey coming to Philadelphia. The 28-year-old defensive stud is headed to the AFC following a blockbuster trade that sent him to the Miami Dolphins. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on March 12, revealing the Los Angeles Rams swapped Ramsey for a 2023 third-round pick (No. 77 overall) and tight end Hunter Long.
Ramsey, a six-time Pro Bowler, is widely regarded as the best cover corner in football. He had been loosely brought up in trade rumors for the Philadelphia Eagles, in which they would part with a first-round pick. That won’t be happening as he takes his talents to South Beach to partner with Xavien Howard for what should be the league’s stingiest cornerback tandem. They have combined for 47 career interceptions.
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 12, 2023
Meanwhile, the Eagles are figuring out what to do about Darius Slay and his apparent trade request. The 32-year-old went on record with his desire to stay in midnight green, but Slay’s agent has put feelers out to teams that his client could be available.
The Eagles’ front office is doing their own due diligence, too, just in case the two sides can’t arrive at a mutually beneficial contract extension in 2024. Everything is fluid. Everything is amicable.
“I do want to finish my career as an Eagle, but we’ll see,” Slay said on his Big Play Slay podcast, via Pro Football Talk. “We be looking forward to it, man. Got time here. But best believe, I do want to be an Eagle. But if my job requires me to go elsewhere, then I’ll go.”
Darius Slay on his podcast: “…I just want my fans to know: Slay did not ask to be traded. But this is part of the business. There’s no bad blood against neither one of us, me or Howie. …I do want to finish my career as an Eagle, but we’ll see.”https://t.co/KZ7fuf2hOO
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) March 11, 2023
CBS Sports Pushed Hard for Ramsey to Eagles
CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin had been pushing hard for Ramsey to land in Philadelphia. He called it one of “nine different blockbusters we think would make sense for both sides.” In his hypothetical, Philly surrendered a 2023 first-round …read more