Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey makes it clear his trade request still stands
Sep 29 2019
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has had a busy week, hasn't spent any time on the practice field and wants to be traded, but the Jaguars aren't ruling him out of Sunday's game against the Broncos. In addition to the personal leave, Ramsey also is dealing with a lower back issue.
The next day, Ramsey told a podcast featuring several National Football League players that his trade request stemmed from "some disrespectful things said on their end" in a meeting after Jacksonville lost at Houston on September 15 - a game that included Ramsey and Marrone screaming at each other on the sideline.
"According to Benjamin Allbright of KOA Colorado, Ramsey is on his way back to Jacksonville and plans to travel with the team for their Week 4 game Sunday", Barney wrote.
Ramsey confirmed his discontentment with the front office last week, but insisted he would play hard as long as he's still on the team. I kind of touched on it a little bit in last week's podcast but once respect is lost for both parties I think it is time to part ways. "It's not something to joke around with, but obviously when you say your level of hope, you're hoping that every player is going to play from injury". Marrone chuckled through a series of questions about his star defender and said "his back got tight".
"'If we don't have Jalen, we still have to go out there and it is what it is", nickelback D.J. "So we were kind of just sinking in the moment and just enjoying that win at the time". Ramsey got into a sideline shouting match with Marrone after Marrone refused Ramsey's request to challenge a completion to DeAndre Hopkins.
Three hours after Marrone said he didn't know when Ramsey suffered the injury, the team released a statement saying Ramsey did report back soreness to the team's medical staff during the fourth quarter of the Titans game.
In the middle of his trade drama, Ramsey was saddled with an illness on Monday and informed Jacksonville he could not practice.
It was announced on Wednesday evening that Ramsey, who is still seeking a trade from the team, would miss time away from football to be with his girlfriend for the birth of their second daughter. Marrone, however, said he wasn't concerned.