Rich get richer: Rams acquire Dante Fowler from Jaguars

The Los Angeles Rams made multiple moves this offseason to bolster their defense.

Midway through the season, as the NFL’s only undefeated team, the Rams are still adding.

Los Angeles is acquiring defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars announced that the Rams are sending a 2019 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick to Jacksonville to get Fowler, the third pick in the 2015 draft.

Fowler has been a disappointment relative to his high draft spot: he missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL, and while he’s played in 33 games since, he’s started just one game in his career, which came in 2016.

He has two sacks, 10 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in seven games this season.

The Jaguars suspended Fowler for the regular-season opener after he got into a practice fight with Yannick Ngakoue.

NFL players who have been traded this season
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NFL players who have been traded this season

WR Demaryius Thomas

Previous team: Denver Broncos
New team: Houston Texans

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

WR Golden Tate

Previous team: Detroit Lions
New team: Philadelphia Eagles

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

RB Ty Montgomery

Previous team: Green Bay Packers
New team: Baltimore Ravens

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Previous team: Green Bay Packers
New team: Washington Redskins

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

DE Dante Fowler Jr.

Previous team: Jacksonville Jaguars
New team: Los Angeles Rams

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

CB Eli Apple

Previous team: New York Giants
New team: New Orleans Saints

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WR Amari Cooper

Previous team: Oakland Raiders
New team: Dallas Cowboys

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

RB Carlos Hyde

Previous team: Cleveland Browns
New team: Jacksonville Jaguars

(Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

T Damon "Snacks" Harrison

Previous team: New York Giants
New team: Detroit Lions

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


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