Update: The Rams have, in fact, dealt Jalen Ramsey to the Dolphins. Miami surrendered a third-rounder (No. 77 overall) and TE Hunter Long in exchange for Ramsey, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ramsey, who inked a five-year, $100 million pact with the Rams in 2020, is under contract for three more seasons, with cap hits of $17 million, $18.5 million and $19.5 million, respectively.
Trade is now agreed to, per sources:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2023
Dolphins get Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey.
Rams get 2023 third-round pick (No. 77) and TE Hunter Long.
Trade will be processed Wednesday, when league year begins. pic.twitter.com/0KJIeoS6fj
The Los Angeles Rams have been shopping cornerback Jalen Ramsey for the past month, and they’re on the verge of getting a deal done. The team is in talks with the Miami Dolphins on a potential trade, per Ian Rapoport. Josina Anderson is reporting a deal isn’t done, “but there’s ‘a high likelihood’ it happens.”
Jalen Ramsey seems aware of the talks and is excited.
MOOD pic.twitter.com/BRLYujsNqT— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 12, 2023
The Rams approach the new league year sitting over $9 million over the projected salary cap. A trade ahead of June 1 would clear $5,600,000 in cap space and leave them with $19.6 million in dead money. A post-June 1 trade would clear $17 million in cap space, but they likely need this move now to get under the cap earlier. They have to get under the cap by 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday when the new league year starts. Any Ramsey trade can be agreed to before then, but would not be formally executed until the new league year starts.
Ramsey first joined the Rams in October 2019 when LA traded a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl every year since 2017 and has been a first-team All-Pro three times (2017, 2020, 2021).