Rams Reportedly Tried to Trade for Khalil Mack Before Bears Deal

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Rams Reportedly Tried to Trade for Khalil Mack Before Bears Deal
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, referee Gene Steratore (114) carries a folded piece of paper used to determine a measurement next to Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys in Oakland, Calif. The NFL on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, has told its officials not to use index cards or any other paper to aid in measurements. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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What’s better than having one of the two highest-paid defensive players in the NFL?

Having both of them.

Los Angeles Rams executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff said Wednesday that the team attempted to trade for Khalil Mack before the Chicago Bears pulled off the move.

“We offered a pretty aggressive package and they came back and said, ‘We just think you’re going to pick too low,'” Demoff said, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.

The Bears traded their 2019 and 2020 first-round picks along with their 2020 third-round pick and 2019 sixth-round pick in exchange for Mack, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 conditional fifth-round pick.

     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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