JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jalen Ramsey has left the Jacksonville Jaguars for the impending birth of his second child, and the team has no idea when he will return.
This news the team announced Wednesday night, this is just the last weird turn in Ramsey's impasse with the franchise, and it may well mean that Ramsey has played his last game for the Jaguars.
"Months ago in the off-season, Jalen told me that he had expected the birth of his second child in late September," said coach Doug Marrone in a statement. "We talked about it again and again today after training and decided that it's best for Jalen to fly to Nashville tonight to be with her family when her daughter is born and he'll return to the team, if he is ready and we will provide an update at this point. "
Ramsey's agent David Mulugheta said on Twitter he appreciated the jaguars who let Ramsey go. He thanked Marrone and wrote, "Jalen would not miss a moment for that." [Wednesday] Night news could mean that 24-year-old Ramsey played his last game with the franchise, which scored him for the fifth time in the 201
Ramsey filed this motion eleven days earlier, after being punished by Jaguar's executive vice president of football operations, Tom Coughlin, following the Jaguars' 13-12 defeat at Houston on September 15th. Ramsey got Marrone in a minor shout match after Marrone rejected Ramsey's r Last Thursday Ramsey played against Tennessee, but did not train on Monday due to illness. He also missed training on Wednesday with a back injury that caused his own drama. Three hours after Marrone said he did not know when Ramsey had sustained the injury, the team released a statement that Ramsey had actually reported pain to the team's medical staff in the fourth quarter of the game against the Titans.
After Ramsey had sat This Wednesday, league sources Adam Schefter of ESPN announced that he was unlikely to play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Marrone said earlier Wednesday that he thought Ramsey could play against the Broncos "if he had the ability to play."
Regarding Ramsey's back injury, Marrone described it as a narrowness.
"It's normal, his back has become tight," Marrone said. "My back is tight, a few guys have a tight back, some boys have hamstrings, everyone gets that stuff."