Rams Won Trade Deadline With Fowler Deal

The Rams acquired former No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler from the Jaguars on Tuesday

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 31, 2018 - 9:14 am

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The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday afternoon, and it ended with the Los Angeles Rams (8-0) – the last unbeaten team in the league – getting richer. The Rams acquired former No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler from the Jaguars for a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.

“Obviously the Rams had a huge offseason, and they’ve had a good beginning of the first half of the season going 8-0,” Ventura County Star Rams reporter Joe Curley said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “People talked about winning the offseason and winning the first half of the regular season, but it looks like the Rams have won trade-deadline day as well. That outside linebacker, edge, pass-rushing spot has been the weak spot of this defense under Wade Phillips this year. They have a lot of young talent, a lot of young guys that they tried to throw at that position. Overall it’s been okay, but certainly it’s a position they can improve upon.”

The trade was not a surprise. In fact, head coach Sean McCoy tipped his hand Monday and said a deal was coming.

“He was honest and said ‘Yes, that’s a position we’d like to improve upon and we think we’ve got something that may work out,’” Curley said. “Obviously they like the player. It’s an expiring asset that they gave up a third and a future fifth for. In a year in which the Rams have gone all in trying to put together the best team in the NFL, certainly they’ve continued that on into the middle of the year. So I don’t think Rams fans can be upset with anything the team has done over the last 12 to 18 months. It’s all coming up good.”

The Rams will go for 9-0 this Sunday in New Orleans (6-1). Kickoff is at 4:25 p.m. ET.