The Jalen Ramsey trade winds are blowing strong and the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be in the mix.
Our very own Dave Zangaro wrote about why the Eagles should absolutely kick the tires on Ramsey earlier in the week and not a lot has changed there.
A number of national NFL writers continue to toss the Eagles' name around as a team that could be a landing spot for Ramsey if Howie Roseman chooses to engage. Here's a quick roundup of the latest rumblings regarding the talented but often irksome corner.
Ramsey is expected to play this evening on Thursday Night Football for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said today that, "tomorrow is a more likely target date for a Jalen Ramsey trade."
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said yesterday that the Friday report is "the most artificial deadline in the history of artificial deadlines. There's one deadline, it's Week 9, the trade deadline."
La Canfora points to three teams, "The sense that I'm getting from GMs and personal directors are the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia."
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He goes on to say that Jacksonville wants two first-round picks but whether they get that sort of return remains to be seen given their cards are all already on the table and their hand is somewhat forced. Still, Ramsey is an incredible talent that will come at a very steep price.
NBC Sports' Peter King echoed some of those sentiments in a tweet today which again puts Philly right in the hunt for Ramsey. "Roseman unafraid, can offer 1+3+SJones," he wrote in a tweet.
I assume that's a first, a third, and Sidney Jones to get the deal done. Would the Philly fanbase be OK "giving up" on Jones so early in his career when he hasn't had a ton of time to show what he's capable of when healthy? If it lands Ramsey, I'd guess so.
Finally, King adds that inquiring teams would want to talk to Ramsey's agent about a new deal which makes total sense if landing him would come at such a big price.
Thursday Night Football should be interesting this evening when Ramsey's Jags take on the Tennessee Titans on national TV. You know Birds fans will be watching for any drama.
From NFL Now: #Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is planning to play tonight, as JAX has told interested teams to reassess on Friday. Among those inquiring: Basically every team. pic.twitter.com/F3ACYSeCWT— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2019
"Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, [and] Philadelphia Eagles."
-@JasonLaCanfora says these three teams have been most-linked in the Jalen Ramsey sweepstakes pic.twitter.com/KljTwDQbfl— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) September 18, 2019
Gut feel, Ramsey landing spots:
1 Phl: Roseman unafraid, can offer 1+3+SJones.
2 Sea: Schneider unafraid, major CB need.
3 KC: Reid unafraid of big chances.
4 Bal: DeCosta unafraid but loves building thru draft.
Look for trading team to talk to agent 1st+try for long-term deal.— Peter King (@peter_king) September 19, 2019
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