One offseason after acquiring one of the NFL’s best wide receivers via trade, Tyreek Hill, the Miami Dolphins have picked up one of the top cornerbacks in the league: the team has brought in Jalen Ramsey from the Los Angeles Rams.
Miami is sending a third-round pick in the 2023 draft — No. 77 overall — as well as tight end Hunter Long to L.A. for the Pro Bowl defensive back.
From a Dolphins perspective, they are adding another blue-chip player to their roster while having quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on a manageable rookie contract. Ramsey will carry salary cap hits of $17 million, $18.5 million and $19.5 million over the next three years; the first two of those are fully guaranteed.
The Rams, meanwhile, have now parted ways with another veteran to clean their rough-looking books. Ramsey joins a group of players that also includes linebackers Bobby Wagner and Leonard Floyd, as well as — potentially — wide receiver Allen Robinson.