The Jalen Ramsey saga took another interesting turn on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars announced he was among the inactives for their Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Three days ago, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said he spoke with his disgruntled All-Pro cornerback and revealed his expectation was that Ramsey would play this weekend.
Ramsey, 24, has now missed three straight games since intimating his displeasure with the organization and demanding he be traded.
He has had an injury excuse for why he has missed the last two games — and was listed as questionable heading into this week with a back injury. The other game he missed was due to the birth of his child.
Ramsey’s fallout with the team began following a Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans where he had a blowup with head coach Doug Marrone on the sidelines, but reports indicate that it was a clash with front office personnel that was the tipping point for Ramsey.
The Jaguars had been firm in their stance that they had no intention to trade Ramsey, but in addition to Khan’s comments that he believed Ramsey would play this weekend, he also left the door open to potentially trading the cornerback before the Oct. 29 deadline.
There is certainly interest in Ramsey, who is in his fourth season and is looking for a big contract, and the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly been among the most aggressive suitors for the cornerback as they try to patch up a shaky secondary.
The Jaguars have two weeks to make a decision on Ramsey, but the more games he misses, the more bleak his future in Jacksonville looks.