The Miami Dolphins needed better cornerback play, and they are apparently close to landing one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
The Dolphins were in talks to trade for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, according to NFL Media. The wording of the reports made it clear the deal wasn't official — nothing can be official until the league year starts on Wednesday — but it seemed close.
And Ramsey appeared happy with the change.
Ramsey was a big part of the Rams' Super Bowl title two seasons ago, after Los Angeles acquired him in a huge trade. But the Rams had a losing season last year and it was reported over the past month that they were willing to trade Ramsey and receiver Allen Robinson II. Ramsey is 28 years old and should still have some good years left, but the Rams can get some salary-cap space and also recoup of draft capital after trading plenty of picks away the past few years.
For the Dolphins, who made the playoffs last season and appear to be on the rise, it's an aggressive move to help their defense. And another move that makes the AFC even stronger.