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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Rival teams not convinced Jaguars will trade Jalen Ramsey?

Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey made it clear earlier in the week that he no longer wants to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the team found itself in a different situation on Friday than it was in prior to Thursday night’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Now, speculation is starting to build that the Jags may hang onto Ramsey.

Several teams have called the Jaguars with legitimate interest in acquiring Ramsey, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they are wondering if Jacksonville actually plans to trade the All-Pro cornerback.

“Given the performance that the Jaguars had on the field (Thursday) night and given the fact that they have a pretty favorable schedule and a rookie quarterback who is playing pretty well, do they decide to deal their best player in a division that they feel is winnable?” Rapoport said. “That’s a question we simply do not know the answer to.”

Ramsey is signed through 2020, so the Jaguars don’t need to be in any rush to deal him from a contractual standpoint. The former first-round pick has also spoken about how he still loves his teammates, and all indications are that his issues are with the front office and not head coach Doug Marrone or anyone in the locker room. If the Jags feel they have a chance to win arguably the worst division in football, they could try to smooth things over with Ramsey.

We already know one very influential person within the organization would like to see Ramsey stick around, and these types of situations tend to be fluid in pro sports. If a team doesn’t blow the Jaguars away with an offer, it would not be a surprise if they rode things out with Ramsey through at least the end of the season.

Report: Jaguars owner ‘loves’ Jalen Ramsey, would pay him top dollar

Jalen Ramsey

There is a growing belief that Jalen Ramsey may have played his last game with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, but one very influential person within the organization would prefer not to see the star cornerback leave. That person would be the owner.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan would rather sign Ramsey to a long-term extension than trade him, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Friday. Khan supposedly “loves” Ramsey and would be willing to make him the highest-paid cornerback in football, but the relationship between Ramsey and other members of the organization could be damaged beyond repair.

Rapoport later added that Ramsey’s issues are more with executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin than head coach Doug Marrone.

“This is not about Marrone,” Rapoport said. “It’s about management — Tom Coughlin and others. That is a situation that doesn’t seem like it can be handled and fixed, but we simply don’t know.”

Coughlin was given total control over personnel decisions when he was hired by the Jaguars, so he will likely have the final say over whether Ramsey stays or goes. Even if Ramsey’s primary issue is with Coughlin, it doesn’t seem like his relationship with Marrone is all that strong. Ramsey shoved the coach during last week’s game and the two had to be separated during a sideline altercation, which speaks for itself. Ramsey also had a blunt assessment of Marrone’s job security when the Jags were struggling last year.

The Jaguars have placed a high asking price on Ramsey, but there will likely be teams willing to pay it. He seems destined to be traded, even if Khan is a big fan.

Jalen Ramsey reportedly expects to be traded before Week 4

Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey will be on the field with the Jacksonville Jaguars when they take on the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, but it sounds like the star cornerback expects that to be his last game with the team.

Ramsey believes he will be traded prior to Week 4, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports. At least six teams have already made “substantive inquiries” about Ramsey, and almost every team in the league has called the Jags about him.

The Jaguars are reportedly looking for two first-round picks in any potential trade involving Ramsey, and they shouldn’t have much trouble getting that. He’s an All-Pro cornerback in the prime of his career, and we have seen more than one star player — Frank Clark and Laremy Tunsil, for example — fetch multiple high-round picks in trades recently.

Ramsey said earlier in the week that he does not want to become a distraction to his teammates, but he essentially confirmed that he wants out of Jacksonville. He may only have one game remaining with the Jags.

Report: Jalen Ramsey unlikely to be traded before Thursday night’s game

Jalen Ramsey

The Jacksonville Jaguars are entertaining trade offers for Jalen Ramsey, but the All-Pro cornerback is expected to remain with the team for at least one more game.

Ramsey is unlikely to be traded prior to Thursday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A more likely outcome if he’s moved this week would be a Friday deal.

Ramsey spoke with the media on Tuesday and all but confirmed that he wants out of Jacksonville, though he insisted he does not want to become a distraction to his teammates. He also said his frustrations all stem from the desire to win, so it would be a surprise if he did not play on Thursday.

Ramsey was shown on camera shoving Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone during Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans, and the two eventually had to be separated by Jags players. Marrone told reporters on Monday that Ramsey will not be disciplined over the incident, and Ramsey said he has not spoken with the coach about it.

Tension between Ramsey and the Jaguars has been brewing for quite some time. He offered a blunt assessment of Marrone’s job security during Jacksonville’s disappointing season last year, and he flamboyantly campaigned for a new contract during training camp this year.

Ramsey still has a year left on his contract after this season, so the Jaguars don’t need to rush to accommodate his request. They are reportedly looking for at least two first-round picks in any potential trade for him.

Cowboys reportedly not interested in Jalen Ramsey trade

Jalen Ramsey

The Dallas Cowboys had interest in a trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick when he was on the block, but they reportedly do not have interest in Jalen Ramsey.

NFL Media’s Cowboys reporter Jane Slater said on Tuesday that Dallas is not interested in trading for Ramsey. She also pointed out how Ramsey once trashed the Jones family, saying Jerry Jones didn’t want him and the Cowboys had accepted losing.

Ramsey has talked a ton of trash during his brief NFL career. Before the 2018 season alone, he ripped on several quarterbacks in the league. Depending on where he ends up, he might have to do some apologizing. Either that or all will be forgiven once he has a new home.

Ramsey got into a confrontation with Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone on Sunday and a day later a report said he wanted a trade. The only impediment at this point may be the Jaguars’ reported high asking price.

Report: Jaguars want two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey

The Jacksonville Jaguars are willing to entertain trade offers for star defensive back Jalen Ramsey, but the asking price is understandably high.

The Jaguars want two first-round draft picks in any potential trade for Ramsey, Albert Breer of The MMQB reports.

As Breer notes, the Kansas City Chiefs sent two high picks — a first-round and second-round — to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Frank Clark back in April. They then signed the pass-rusher to a five-year extension. More recently, the Miami Dolphins landed a massive package of draft picks that included two first-round picks and a second-round pick when they traded left tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans.

The market would seem to indicate that two first-round picks for an All-Pro cornerback is not an absurd asking price. Ramsey has one more year left on his rookie contract after this season that will pay him $13.7 million, and he has been extremely vocal in letting the Jaguars know he wants a new deal. That same demand would likely apply to any team that trades for him, so acquiring him would be expensive, to say the least.

Jalen Ramsey publicly addresses his trade request

Jalen Ramsey

Jalen Ramsey made headlines this week for an altercation with Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone and an ensuing trade request, and the All-Pro cornerback met with the media to discuss the situation on Tuesday.

Ramsey told reporters neither he nor his agent leaked the information that he wants out of Jacksonville, but he did not deny it. He did, however, say his focus is on Thursday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans and on not becoming a distraction to his teammates. He also said the passion he has shown recently is about his desire to win.

Ramsey was shown on camera shoving Marrone during Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans, and the two eventually had to be separated by Jags players. Marrone told reporters on Monday that Ramsey will not be disciplined over the incident, and Ramsey said he has not spoken with the coach about it.

Tension between Ramsey and the Jaguars has been brewing for quite some time. He offered a blunt assessment of Marrone’s job security during Jacksonville’s disappointing season last year, and he flamboyantly campaigned for a new contract during training camp this year.

Ramsey still has a year left on his contract after this season, so the Jaguars don’t need to rush to accommodate his request.