Things didn’t seem to be adding up…Earlier Tuesday, the Los Angeles traded former Pro-Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens just one day after putting CB Aqib Talib on IR with a rib injury. The move left many people scratching their heads, and some may even have suggested the Rams (3-3) were starting to pack it in early after getting off to a mediocre start. Nevertheless, when the dust settled everything made sense, as LA acquired disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive-back Jalen Ramsey to bolster their depleted secondary.
Ramsey was swapped for three future draft picks, including a fourth-rounder and first round picks in 2020 and 2021. The trade was reported via Twitter, by ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Marcus Peters was traded to the Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. Peters, a two-time Pro-Bowler in 2015 and 2016, is playing on the final year of his expiring rookie contract after being acquired by the Rams from the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the start of the 2018 season.
The trades are a win-win for all the teams involved. Jacksonville stocks up with a haul of picks, including two first-rounders, while the Ravens and Rams both add premier cornerbacks. Most of all, Ramsey’s trade request has been honored and he can get back to play his intense, trash-talking brand of lock-down defense in Hollywood. His star should shine bright in the City of Angels, where his larger-than-life, outspoken personality should fit right in with the rest of the Los Angeles social society, as well as a struggling defense hoping to shore things up and make a run to a second consecutive Super Bowl.
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