Eagles Reportedly Still Trying to Trade for Jalen Ramsey

Eliot Shorr-Parks
September 29, 2019 - 10:24 am

Eagles fans will certainly love to hear this. 

In a recent story for The Athletic, former NFL general manager -- and current NFL insider -- Michael Lombardi noted that the Eagles are still trying to land cornerback Jalen Ramsey in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lombardi writes: 

(A quick side note on that: The Eagles will spend the next few days trying to pry Jalen Ramsey from the Jags, as they know their lack of coverage will prevent them from competing at the highest level. The Eagles typically win with their defensive front dominating the game, but with all the injuries to their defensive line, the lack of pressure has highlighted their lack of talent in the secondary.)

The Eagles need for Ramsey is obvious. Ramsey is 24-years old and one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. The Eagles have a big need at cornerback right now, considering Jalen Milles, Cre'von LeBlanc, Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox are all currently dealing with injuries. It is possible that the only cornerbacks healthy for their Week 5 matchup with the New York Jets will be Rasul Douglas, Craig James and Orlando Scandrick. 

Ramsey would not only help the team this season, however. The Eagles are short on young, elite talent in general, but especially on the defensive side of the ball. Ramsey would be a building block for the franchise on defense, a reality that might make it easier for general manager Howie Roseman to pay the extremely high price it will take to land Ramsey. 

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