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Miami Dolphins complete trade for LA Rams CB Jalen Ramsey for 3rd-round pick, player

Nick Schultz03/12/23
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LA Rams CB Jalen Ramsey
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The Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins have completed the Jalen Ramsey trade, according to multiple reports. Los Angeles is getting a third-round pick and a tight end in return.

The Dolphins are sending the a third-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft — which is the No. 77 overall selection — and tight end Hunter Long to the Rams in exchange for Ramsey, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. With the trade, Miami is now bolstering its defense in a big way by adding the six-time Pro Bowler.

The trade will be officially processed when the new league year begins on Wednesday, Schefter said.

Ramsey is coming off his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance in 2022 after a career year for the Rams. He totaled a career-high 88 tackles to go with two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

News broke of the Rams’ talks to send the All-Pro cornerback to the Dolphins Sunday afternoon when NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the discussions.

Ramsey has been the subject of trade talks throughout the offseason, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported in February. The six-time Pro Bowler just wrapped up his fourth season in Los Angeles after starting his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Moments after Rapoport tweeted his report of the Rams’ talks with the Dolphins, Ramsey tweeted a video expressing his excitement — apparently alluding to the news.

Before he became an All-Pro cornerback in the NFL, Ramsey starred at Florida State, where he was a two-time first team All-ACC selection and a consensus All-American in 2015. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected him with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and he spent the first three years of his career there. In 2019, Jacksonville traded him to the Rams for two first-round picks and a 2021 fourth-round selection.