July 26, 2021

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Eagles are looking into Jalen Ramsey, but there’s…

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Eagles are looking into Jalen Ramsey, but there's...

PHILADELPHIA — Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is available via trade. The Super Bowl hopeful Philadelphia Eagles need a shot in the arm on defense. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is among the most aggressive deal-makers in the NFL.

What do you get when you add all those things together? A situation worth exploring.

The Eagles have been doing their homework on Ramsey, according to sources. The same was true with Minkah Fitzpatrick, who on Monday was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round pick plus some later-round pick swaps.

Ramsey’s agent, David Mulugheta, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen on Monday that he has asked the Jaguars to trade his client. League sources also told ESPN the Jaguars have had talks with teams and are asking for at least one first-round pick but would like more than that in return for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

It should not come as a surprise Philadelphia is showing some level of interest. As Roseman said this month when Jadeveon Clowney was on the market, “Anyone who is available at any level, whether they’re on the waiver wire or whether they’re available via trade, I promise we look into.”

There’s reason to think this is more than just a passing glance. Cornerback is a priority position, and the early returns this season suggest the Eagles could use some help. Ronald Darby is coming off an ACL injury and has been targeted 17 times over two games, fifth most in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. He has made some plays but also has also given up his share. Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas have been splitting snaps on the opposite side, with mixed success. The secondary has yielded six touchdowns through the air on the young season.


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