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Rams DB Jalen Ramsey told reporters on Tuesday morning that he would report to training camp even without a contract extension.
Ramsey is entering the final year of his contract, but feels comfortable reporting to training camp with Los Angeles regardless of his contract situation. That is a far cry from how Ramsey handled his time in Jacksonville for the latter part of his career with the Jaguars. He was traded to the Rams early in the 2019 season after publicly speaking out about his desire to be dealt. The former 2016 fifth-overall pick is set to make a cool $13.7M this season and feels confident a long-term extension is forthcoming. One of, if not the best defensive back in the game could become the highest-paid DB in NFL history when he signs his extension.
Jalen Ramsey racked up four solo tackles and his first interception as a Ram during Saturday’s 34-31 loss to the 49ers. Ramsey left the game with a knee injury but did return to finishing playing.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the Rams would shut Ramsey down since they were eliminated from the playoffs with Saturday’s loss. Jalen has 50 tackles, two forced fumbles, and one interception through Week 16.
Newly-acquired cornerback Jalen Ramsey is active for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta.
Ramsey was only just acquired earlier in the week but is set to start for the Rams. It is unclear if he will play every down or if the Rams will simplify their defense at all in order to incorporate him this week, but he appears to be completely healed from the mystery back injury that plagued him for his last few weeks in Jacksonville.
Jalen Ramsey (back) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Coming off full practices Thursday and Friday, Ramsey doesn't have a game designation on the Rams' final injury report for Week 7. He will step right into a every-down role as the Rams shutdown corner.
The Jaguars have traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams in exchange for two first round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2021.
The Rams dealt Marcus Peters earlier today to the Ravens and the team decided to replace him with star CB Jalen Ramsey. If he can come back from his back injury, his first game would be Sunday against Atlanta. The Rams have the advantage of a fifth year option on his rookie contract which goes through the 2020 season. With the Rams in win-now mode, Ramsey will help get them back into the mix at the top of the NFC.