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Jamal Adams: LA Rams not on NY Jets safety’s trade list

Two NFC West teams are on Adams’ list ... but neither of them are in LA

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After he reportedly asked to be traded from the New York Jets, a seven-team wish list of star safety Jamal Adams emerged on Thursday afternoon.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the lucky seven and, no, the Rams didn’t make the cut:

Making it even more painful for Rams’ fans is that two of the seven teams that did make Adams’ wish list play in the NFC West.

The last thing the Rams want to see is Adams, who isn’t even 25 yet, end up in either San Francisco or Seattle. One national reporter thinks the Seahawks are the best overall fit for Adams.

Of course, it’s not a surprise that the Rams aren’t on Adams’ list and even if they were, that wouldn’t make a trade to Los Angeles likely or even sensible.

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The Rams have already made their big trade to upgrade the secondary when they traded for star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Rams gave up two first-round picks for Ramsey, in 2020 and 2021, and they still have to figure out a way to give him a new deal.

There is no way that the Rams could afford Adams in terms of both compensation and salary cap. It’s clear the Rams knew that and it is probably a prime reason why he left them off his list.