Ramsey joins former Jaguar teammates Dante Fowler and Blake Bortles on the Rams' roster, all of which were top draft picks of Jacksonville in recent years. This move continues the Rams busy two days after their third consecutive loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, dropping them to 3-3 on the season after a 3-0 start. They placed cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve with a rib injury, while dealing Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens earlier Tuesday.
The talks of a trade request came after Ramsey was seen in a screaming match mid-game with head coach Doug Marrone on the sidelines. Jaguars vice president Tom Coughlin went on to criticize Ramsey for the incident, while team owner Shad Khan claimed that he was able to have a heart-to-heart with the player, and then came out to say that he did not want to trade him away.
Although, the Rams were able to make it happen, as they desperately need help defensively after being riddled with injuries all season long. Their struggles include giving up 55 points to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 30 points to the Seattle Seahawks, both in defeats.
The new father missed the last three games due to a back injury, which snapped his streak of 51 consecutive starts for the Jaguars. The former fifth overall draft pick turns 25 on October 24th, and in three-plus NFL seasons he has nine interceptions and 45 pass breakups. He is in the fourth year of his five-year rookie deal, with hopes of getting more money, and improving the Rams' defense could be the key to him getting that. The defending NFC Champions are allowing the second-highest QBR of 81.6 during their current three-game losing streak. Their first test with Ramsey will be in London on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.