Rams exploring trade for WR Van Jefferson, source says


The Los Angeles Rams are considering trading wide receiver Van Jefferson, sources tell ‘s Jeremy Fowler.

Sources revealed that the Rams have been in contact with Jefferson’s representatives and that Jefferson is open to finding a new home.

Jefferson was a key contributor to the Rams’ 2021 Super Bowl trip, but has struggled to secure a significant role this season, in part because of rookie star Puka Nakua and second-year receiver Tutu Arte Ver’s appearance.

The 6-foot-1 Jefferson had just eight catches for 108 yards on 15 targets through Los Angeles’ first five games. He was on the field for just two offensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, and the Rams’ receiving corps was bolstered by the return of All-Pro Cooper Kupp from injured reserve.

“When Cooper rejoins the team, there’s less of an opportunity,” Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters. “The way the game unfolds, that’s how it goes. If you asked me before, did I Expecting (Jefferson) to play those games, I wouldn’t say that, but that’s what happened.” “

Jefferson, 27, is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Rams, who selected the former Florida speedster in the second round of the 2020 draft. The NFL trade is October 31st.

Jefferson had 101 catches for 1,499 yards and 10 touchdowns in three-plus seasons with the Rams. His best season came in 2021 when he had a career-high 50 receptions, 802 yards and six touchdowns.

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