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Mayor bids farewell to Jalen Ramsey as Los Angeles Rams welcome him to team

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayor Lenny Curry on Tuesday night bid a fond farewell to Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey after he was officially traded to the Los Angeles Rams.

Curry, who on Monday night during The Mark Brunell Show had only positive things to say when asked about Ramsey, tweeted in part on Tuesday:

"Let's be gracious in our goodbye and let's go get this season @jaguars. We've got a locker room full of guys that believe we are in it and prepared to fight for it."

In addition, the mayor said, "In the end, this is just business for both sides." He said Ramsey "is a great ball player, hard worker and when the helmet and pads came off, he always treated folks of our city well."

Meantime, the Rams were anxious to welcome their new teammate, including Dante Fowler, who once played with Ramsey on the Jaguars.

The NFL posted on Twitter a photo of Ramsey wearing a Rams uniform.

In addition, the Rams posted a photo welcoming Ramsey to the team.

The Jaguars traded Ramsey in a blockbuster deal, sending Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021. The Jaguars now have 18 picks, including four first-round selections, over the next two drafts.

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