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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Jalen Ramsey’s agent defends CB’s absence from voluntary workouts

Jalen Ramsey’s agent came to his defense Friday after the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback was called out by team president Tom Coughlin for his absence from voluntary workouts.

While Coughlin did not mention Ramsey by name, the cornerback was one of two Jaguars players absent from the voluntary offseason conditioning program, and the team president made it very clear that he was not at all happy with his absence. This is despite the fact that Ramsey’s father runs a training facility in Nashville, which is where Ramsey spent last season working out.

Ramsey’s agent David Mulugheta made quite clear on Twitter on Friday that the workouts were voluntary, and Ramsey is doing what he needs to do.

It’s another instance of Coughlin’s notoriously old-school mentality clashing with reality. While teams would certainly prefer that all players show up for all offseason programs, the workouts are voluntary for a reason. Ramsey appears to be doing the work he needs to do elsewhere, as his agent notes, and Coughlin just looks bad calling this out publicly.

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