JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars are reluctant to close the door on the possibility of cornerback Jelen Ramsay playing Sunday.
Ramsay has not been with the team since Wednesday because he was in Nashville for the birth of his second daughter, but the team called him doubtful about the Denver game. In addition to personal leave, Ramsey also deals with a problem with his lower back.
"First of all, congratulations to Jellen and his family on the birth of his second daughter," Coach Doug Marrone said Friday. "Both mother and baby are healthy and obviously this is important. We were in communication and we would just see you [if Ramsey will be available to play] and if something came up, I would make sure you were aware of that."
Ramsay has not missed a game since the team made it fifth overall in 201
"There's nothing to be joking about, but obviously when you say the level of your hope [is that Ramsey will return to play] you hope that every player will play out of injury," Marrone said. "When he comes back, we'll see how he does. .
If Ramsay doesn't play, his replacement will be sophomore Tre Harden who made the team as an unprepared rookie last season.
"" If we don't have Jalen, we still have to go out there and here's the thing, "Nickel DJ – Hayden said." We still have to go out there and we still have a game to win. So I feel 100% confident [in] every one we have in our team and in this protection and I still feel that we will go there and not miss a beat. "
Two weeks was Ramsey requesting the team to trade him after he was punished by Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin after the Jaguars' 13-12 loss to Houston on September 15. Ramsey was sidelined. yelling with Marrone after Marrone denied Ramsay's request to contest the completion of DeAndre Hopkins.
Ramsay played against Tennessee on Sept. 19 but did not train Monday due to illness. He also missed Wednesday's workout with a back injury that created a back injury its own drama Three hours after k Marrone said he did not know when Ramsay was injured, the team released a statement saying Ramsay reported soreness to the team's medical staff during the fourth quarter of the Titans' game.
After Ramsay sat in Wednesday, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Ramsay is unlikely to play on Sunday. Earlier Wednesday, Marrone said he believed the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback would be able to play against the Broncos, "if he has the opportunity to play. "
On Wednesday night, the team announced that Ramsey would return to his native country with city for the upcoming birth of his second child and released a statement Marrone that Ramsay "will return to the team when he's ready."