There is no animosity between Jalen Ramsey and the Rams even as the cornerback waits on a lucrative contract extension.
Ramsey, who left Jacksonville in a blaze of bitterness, said he remains on the same page as Los Angeles and is confident he’ll come to an agreement eventually. He does not plan to sit out training camp for leverage purposes.
“I can’t really worry about that,” Ramsey told reporters about the negotiations. “I just control what I got to worry about right now. I feel like everybody knew what type of situation it was gonna be once they traded for me, so I think it doesn’t really need to be talked about that much. It’ll get handled.”
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Ramsey’s contract runs through the 2020 season. He’s considered one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL, so his next deal should represent a significant raise from the $13.7 million he’ll get this year.
The 25-year-old was traded to the Rams midway through the 2019 campaign after forcing his way out of an unraveling Jaguars organization. He picked off a pass and forced a fumble in nine games with his new team.
“We went and got this guy with the hope that it’s not a short-time thing,” Rams coach Sean McVay said, via NFL Media. “I sure hope he’s not leaving.”
Ramsey and the Rams are targeting a return to the postseason this year. Avoiding preseason contract drama, then, is in the best interest of both parties.
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