Rams’ Jalen Ramsey brings more ‘maturity’ to Jaguars game

THOUSAND OAKS — Jalen Ramsey will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday for the first time since they traded him to the Rams in the middle of the 2019 season.

If this were another point in his life, the All-Pro cornerback might have said something provocative about the Jaguars and their unfriendly parting.

But not the Ramsey of 2021. Facing Jacksonville is “another game,” he said. His 3½ seasons there were “part of my journey.”

Ramsey was drafted No. 5 overall out of Florida State in 2016 and earned his first All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 2017, the year he helped the Jags reach the AFC championship game.

But he fell out with the organization led by executive Tom Coughlin and Coach Doug Marrone.

“I’m grateful for my time there, but I’m here (Los Angeles) now. I’m happy to be here. So, it is what it is. This ain’t really like about me playing Jacksonville,” Ramsey said, noting that most of the Jaguars he played with are gone. “I ain’t really trying to answer no Jacksonville questions or nothing about Jacksonville. It’s not about that.

“I treat every game the same. It don’t mean more to me. It don’t mean less to me.”

With the Rams, who traded two first-round draft picks and a fourth to get Ramsey, he has forged a uniquely versatile role in the defense and earned a five-year, $100 million contract extension before the 2020…

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