Jalen Ramsey Pulls Off Acrobatic Interception [WATCH]


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Jalen Ramsey celebrates an incomplete pass in a 2021 NFC postseason game at Seattle.

There were no fans watching this time or no Orange County sun beaming down on the Los Angeles Rams as they returned to their Thousand Oaks facility.

But that doesn’t mean Thursday’s practice featured boorish plays or was without a defensive spark. Jalen Ramsey clearly made sure of it.

The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback, in his first day back in Ventura County, delivered the highlight-worthy interception near the Cal Lutheran campus. The play? A one-handed interception, as described by Rams beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.

And the L.A. Rams Twitter account made sure someone captured nearly 10 seconds worth of the acrobatic takeaway.


Interception Occurred During a One-on-One Session

There was no linemen on the field. There’s also no telling who threw the lob that Ramsey came down with.

And unfortunately, for anyone wondering if there was a fan who caught a better view of the interception, your reminder: There were no fans in attendance this time as the Rams have moved away from Crawford Field at UC Irvine.

But what to know is this: Ramsey trailed the intended wide receiver, but was one of three Rams defensive backs near the tracking of the football. Ramsey extended out his right hand to come down with it, or as Rams Twitter captioned: “I’ll take that!”

Ram fans began to have their fun with wondering who tossed the pick or simply by reacting to Ramsey’s takeaway.

Then there was this fan conjuring up memories of Jared Goff.

Another fan anointed Ramsey the best CB in the league.

Finally, one Rams fan offered this suggestion on Twitter to the Rams and head coach Sean McVay.

Reminder: Ramsey received a 99 score on the newest Madden video game back on July 29. Even though it occurred in practice, Ramsey showed a “99 club” kind of play during that practice period.


Rams Secondary Dealing with Injuries and Won’t Dress Numerous Players

Unfortunately for Ramsey and the Rams, the play was made with two notable defensive backs absent.

Nick Scott’s injury occurred while at training camp on Tuesday by tweaking his knee. McVay said they are taking a smart, cautious approach with the 26-year-old safety who is in his third season.

“He just kind of had a little ankle tweak,” McVay said Thursday to the L.A. media. “We want to be really smart with him and get him back sooner than later.” McVay adds that the plan with Scott is to have him good to go against the Chicago Bears in their September 12 season opener at SoFi Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ramsey’s CB partner Darious Williams has been missing action due to a reported ankle injury. However, per Rams team reporter Stu Jackson, the 28-year-old corner who led the team with four interceptions last season could be back for the Rams’ preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders on August 21 in Inglewood.

While Scott and Williams are nursing injuries, rookie cornerback Robert Rochell is slowly making his way back onto the field. Rochell, who had to undergo UCL wrist surgery, is currently in a cast and doing some drills off to the side during practice.

Lastly, as anticipated, several Rams will be sitting out of Saturday’s contest. Per ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry, the Rams will sit less than 40 players (including starters) against the Chargers.