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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

Ramsey was quick to share a photo of himself in his new uniform on Twitter:

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NFL rumors: Latest trade buzz on Jalen Ramsey, Stefon Diggs in Week 5

NFL rumors: Latest trade buzz on Jalen Ramsey, Stefon Diggs in Week 5

The two most popular names in NFL trade rumors with Week 5 underway are Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Ramsey reportedly requested a trade after he and Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone clashed on the sideline during Jacksonville's Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans.

The Jaguars have held their ground and refused to deal Ramsey to this point. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning the Jaguars remained "entrenched" in their position to not give up Ramsey. What kind of trade offers have the Jaguars received for him? Quality offers, per Schefter:

The Jaguars have received offers of two first-round picks for Ramsey, but the teams making those offers also wanted a second-round pick back in return along with Ramsey, according to sources.

How does this benefit the New England Patriots?

Well, Ramsey not being dealt to the Kansas City Chiefs (or another top-tier AFC contender) would obviously be great for New England. The Chiefs, like the Patriots, enter Week 5 with a 4-0 record. Kansas City's offense, led by reigning league MVP and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is firing on all cylinders. The Chiefs' defense is improved from 2018, but the unit still isn't one of the 10 or 15 best in the league. The secondary, in particular, is a concern for the Chiefs, so adding a shutdown cornerback of Ramsey's caliber would be a huge upgrade for them and potentially swing the balance of power in the AFC in their favor.

Diggs also doesn't appear to be on the move. Schefter and ESPN colleague Chris Mortensen reported an update on the talented wide receiver's situation Sunday morning:

Despite the unexcused absences, the Vikings are not likely to trade Diggs before the Oct. 29 deadline, although they could revisit trade talks involving the star wide receiver during the offseason, according to league sources.

There are plenty of contending teams across the league that could use an upgrade at wide receiver, including the Patriots, Our own Tom E. Curran reported Wednesday that Minnesota has "no plans" to trade Diggs.

Diggs is in the first season of a five-year, $72 million contract with the Vikings. The 25-year-old wideout enjoyed a stellar 2018 season during which he set career highs with 102 receptions, 1,021 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He's off to a slow start in 2019, but the Vikings offense as a whole has struggled to generate any sort of consistency. A lot of it falls on the shoulders of starting quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has a lackluster QBR of 29.2 through four games.

The trade deadline is Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. ET.

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Jacksonville Jaguars don't plan on trading CB Jalen Ramsey

Jacksonville Jaguars don't plan on trading CB Jalen Ramsey

It looks like Jalen Ramsey will stay in Jacksonville... for now.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan said on Wednesday the team has no plans on trading its star cornerback after Ramsey requested a trade on Sept. 15.

“Obviously, football is a team sport and I’m sensitive to what individual insight or viewpoint or requests (there) might be,” Khan said per the Associated Press. “But we have to do the right thing for the team. We value the values Jalen adds to us, to the Jaguars. I think we value him highly. We’re still looking at what is the right thing for the Jaguars, and I think right now the best thing is to have him be part of the team.”

The Patriots never were considered a serious suitor for Ramsey, but this is still big news for New England. The Pats' biggest competition, the Kansas City Chiefs, were one of the favorites to land the two-time Pro Bowl corner in a deal.

Ramsey did not suit up for the Jaguars in their Week 4 matchup vs. the Broncos after missing one practice because of an illness, another because of his back, and two more to be due to the birth of his child. He did not practice with the team on Wednesday, either.

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