Update Jalen Ramsey Eagles now favorites Patriots still in mix? - Metro US

Update Jalen Ramsey Eagles now favorites Patriots still in mix?

Update Jalen Ramsey Eagles now favorites Patriots

The Eagles are the favorite to land Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, according to NBC Sports’ NFL reporter Peter King.

“If I were to put money right now, I’d put money on four teams in this order: the Eagles, the Chiefs, the Seahawks and the Ravens. In order,” King told WEEI’s Dale and Keefe Thursday. “And the reason I would do that is that there’s a commonality in each team. The person making the football decisions has guts and is willing to make a risky move. Howie Roseman with the Eagles, John Schneider with the Seahawks, Andy Reid with the Chiefs, New England’s own Eric DeCosta in Baltimore. Each team, I think, would be willing to give up a first round pick and more for Jalen Ramsey – which is what it’s going to take.

“For instance in Philadelphia, I could see the Eagles talking with Jacksonville and saying, ‘We’ll give you a 1 in 2020, a 3 in 2021, and Sidney Jones. He’s their underachieving second round pick from a couple of years ago.”

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As for the Patriots interest in Ramsey, they might be willing to surrender that much in terms of compensation – but making the Pro Bowl cornerback fit under the cap would be nearly impossible. The Pats had to do some serious salary cap gymnastics in order to land Antonio Brown a few weeks back, and adding Ramsey – who is signed through next season – would prove to be highly difficult.


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