Jacksonville, FL — Jacksonville Jaguars former first-round draft pick Dante Fowler Jr. has been traded to the LA Rams.
The Jags confirm they are getting a 2019 third-round draft pick and 2020 fifth-round draft pick from the Rams, in exchange for the defensive end.
Fowler has grabbed some headlines during his time with the team for conduct off the field. Most notably, Fowler was arrested in July 2017 for misdemeanor battery in St. Petersburg. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to a year of probation and community service, after pleading "nolo contendere" in the case.
Fowler, a University of Florida grad, was drafted by the Jags as the overall third pick in the 2015 draft. He missed his entire rookie season, after tearing his ACL soon after the start of Mini Camp.
The NFL suspended Fowler for the first game of this season for "violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy". The NFL and team did not elaborate further on the reason for the suspension. He was also suspended by the team for one week and one preseason game, for "violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player", after an altercation with another player during practice, that boiled over.
After news of the trade deal was released Tuesday, Fowler tweeted that he was thankful.
According to the Jags, Fowler has appeared in 39 games. This season, he has registered five tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He had a career-high eight sacks in 2017.