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Rams set to face the “Julio Jones Titans” on Sunday Night Football

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Jalen Ramsey really wanted to be teammates with Julio Jones this year, but the LA Rams simply can’t afford every superstar who becomes available on the trade market. I wonder how Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are taking Ramsey’s overtures for the team to trade for Jones, regardless of how transcendent he is as a wide receiver. Certainly they can take that out on him in practice — and maybe that push will carry over to Sundays.

One such Sunday will take place on November 7, when the Rams will be hosting the Tennessee Titans in primetime on NBC. That’s probably going to be Ramsey’s first (and maybe last) opportunity to cover Julio Jones in a game, even if he won’t get to wear the same jersey as him that day.

The Titans traded a second round pick to the Atlanta Falcons this week to acquire Jones, also sending over a 2023 fourth and receiving a 2023 sixth. Tennessee gets to pair Jones with A.J. Brown, one of the top under-25 players in the NFL, and that matchup should be one of the best of the season when they face off against the duo of Ramsey and Darious Williams. However, the Titans must also pay Jones $15 million and there are at least some fears that the 32-year-old who missed seven games in 2020 won’t be able to appear in all 17 contests in 2021.

And one of the weeks that nobody wants to see Julio miss will be Week 9 against the Rams. The Titans only have three primetime games all season long, though they could now be a popular flex option given the acquisition of Jones to unite with Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and Brown.

Will that be a better foursome than Matthew Stafford, Cam Akers, Woods, and Kupp?


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