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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey Says Again He Wants to Play for Just One Team for His Whole Career

Jaguars star CB Jalen Ramsey doesn’t want to play for any team other than the Jacksonville Jaguars, despite what one of his recent posts on social media might indicate, Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports.

The third-year cornerback made that pretty clear on Thursday, but he also admitted that he doesn’t like the negativity from what he called “fake fans” around the franchise’s disappointing 3-6 record heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I’ve said multiple times, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again that I want to play for one team my whole career,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but the Jaguars are expected to pick up his fifth-year option this spring. He is also eligible to sign a long-term deal with the Jaguars once the 2018 season is complete.

Ramsey’s post on Twitter and Instagram on Monday morning is what started speculation that he was unhappy and wanted to play elsewhere. That came the morning after he was responsible for three coverage busts, including two which resulted in touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 29-16 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Ramsey declined an interview request with ESPN on Monday but addressed his comments on Thursday by saying they were meant for “fake fans” that haven’t stuck with the team, which arguably has been the biggest disappointment in the NFL in 2018. The Jaguars went 10-6, won the AFC South, and reached the AFC Championship Game last season. They got off to a 3-1 start this season before losing five consecutive games.

“If that’s what people want to do or if that’s how people feel, then it’s certain people, like y’all going to miss … we bring some good things,” Ramsey said. “And, yeah, we slipped up here recently. Not executed and played like we know we can. But, like whoever, the fake fans, if y’all [the media], whoever, if y’all want to jump ship, then, look, it is what it is.

“But y’all going to miss us when we either gone or when stuff back popping. We don’t want y’all no more.”

Jaguars Send Pass Rusher Dante Fowler to the Rams

The Jaguars made a move on Tuesday with the Los Angeles Rams, sending pass rusher Dante Fowler to the Rams according toJeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.

According to ESPN, the Rams gave up a third-round draft pick in 2019 and fifth-round selection in 2020 to acquire Fowler.

He will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Fowler was taken with the third overall pick in the 2015 draft. In his time with the Jaguars, he had his best season in 2017 for the Jags as they made the AFC Title game, as he put up eight sacks, 10 quarterback hits, seven tackles for loss and 37 pressures.

Report: Jaguars Were Interested in QB Kirk Cousins, Didn’t Like the Price

The Jaguars’ decision to extend embattled starting quarterback Blake Bortles after the 2017 season came only after the team did extensive research on a possible signing of Kirk Cousins, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports citing league sources.

The Jaguars were fully prepared to offer Cousins a significant free-agent contract and move on from Bortles but were unwilling to spend close to where other teams were.

The Jaguars brass viewed Cousins as the best opportunity to upgrade at quarterback, the sources said, and were hopeful of being able to secure the free agent’s services in the range of the $20M-$24M he had been earning on the franchise tag with the Redskins. However, it became clear as they did their due diligence on the quarterback’s market that the competition for his services was going to be extremely stiff, with the Vikings, Jets, Cardinals and Broncos all serious about signing him.

The Jaguars made no attempts to upgrade around Bortles prior to the start of the season despite having numerous opportunities to do so via trades and signings. The Jets, league sources said, reached out to Jacksonville when they began to shop promising back-up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, making the QB readily available. But the Jaguars displayed no interest in acquiring him. Bridgewater was viewed as an emerging potential franchise quarterback prior to suffering a serious knee injury in Minnesota and was dealt to New Orleans for essentially a third-round pick.

Start Your Early Sunday Viewing of the Jaguars in London with #CupOfGDM

Sunday will be an odd day for most Jaguars fans as they get set to take on the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles in London as they look to get their season back on track.

The game will start at 9:30AM Sunday, meaning most fans will be having their first cup of coffee when the game kicks off.

Speaking of which, this Sunday NFL Network will start its pregame coverage before the sun even comes up, as coverage for the game will kickoff at 6:30 am ET.

So if you’re up bright and early for the game, start it off right, as join the conversation about the game and coverage using #CupOfGDM and follow @NFLNetwork for the latest on the game.

Speaking of coffee, Jaguars Gab will in the next week be giving away some coffee complements of the NFL Network, featuring four different coffee blends corresponding with each of the show’s beloved hosts – Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin – plus a customized blend for the show itself.

So get ready for EARLY football this Sunday as the Jags play the Eagles, and check back daily with Jaguars Gab to get your hands on some of the great coffee complements of the NFL Network.

Jaguars DE Calais Campbell Calls a ‘Players Only’ Meeting to Try and Save Season

Defensive end Calais Campbell called a players-only meeting on Monday to figure out their problems and reset objectives to save their season from turning into a complete disaster, John Reid of the Florida Times-Union reports.

After Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue’s frustration was on display when the locker room door swung open briefly and Campbell was seen trying to restrain him while he was yelling.

Now, even Jalen Ramsey’s brashness has vanished. He couldn’t deny that they’re at a crossroads, unable to perform anything like last season on both sides of the ball when they advanced to the AFC title game.

In seven weeks, the Jaguars (3-4) have gone from Super Bowl contenders to winless in the AFC South (0-2).

They’re on a dreadful three-game losing streak in which they’ve been outscored 57-0 in the first half.

“It is no secret what’s going on here right now,” Ramsey said after Sunday’s game. “Ain’t nobody going to say it because we can’t. But it ain’t no secret what’s going on here. It is what it is.”

Jaguars Place WR Jaydon Mickens on IR, Re-Sign WR Rashad Greene

The Jaguars have placed wide receiver Jaydon Mickens on injured reserve Monday and re-signed wideout Rashad Greene according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.com.

Mickens fractured his ankle in Sunday’s demoralizing 40-7 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Originally an undrafted free agent out of the University of Washington, has been with the Jags for two seasons. Used primarily as a return specialist, the 24-year-old has played in all six games in 2018 and has returned 12 punts for a 4.9 yards per return average and six kickoffs for a 24.8 average. Mickens’ injury will take four to six weeks to heal and he is a good bet to be designated for return late this season.

To help fill the void, the Jaguars re-signed wide receiver/return specialist Rashad Greene. Greene, originally selected by Jacksonville in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of Florida State, rejoins the team after spending the offseason and parts of this season with the Jaguars. The 26-year-old has appeared in 17 career games, catching 24 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. He has also has returned 39 punts for an 11.0 yards per return average, including a 73-yard touchdown against Indianapolis in 2015. Wide receiver Dede Westbrook may also see some additional time fielding punts.

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey Takes a Shot at Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill – Calls Him a ‘Return Specialist’

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey isn’t overly impressed by the accomplishments of Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill, Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union reports.
At least not as a receiver.

A day after Hill challenged him ahead of Sunday’s game, Ramsey fired back Thursday by listing off the speedy receiver’s career accolades — as a return specialist.

“He’s good for what he does for their team,” Ramsey said. “He made All Pro as a return specialist — let’s get that right — as a return specialist his rookie year. He went to two Pro Bowls as a return specialist — return specialist — two years. I made All Pro in my position as a corner, went to the Pro Bowl as a corner.

“So it’s not a wide receiver versus corner matchup, so we can get that out of the way off the bat.”

Ramsey’s remarks came three days before the Jaguars (3-1) and Chiefs (4-0) square off in a much-anticipated game at Arrowhead Stadium and were in response to remarks made by Hill the previous day.

Answering a question about Ramsey from Kansas City reporters, Hill said: “He think high of himself. He’s all right, I guess. I can’t wait to line up against him. I hope he presses me.

“He’s a great player. To get my name out there more, I need to go up against more talent like him. I’m not calling [Denver’s] Chris Harris or nobody else bad, but he’s top dog right now, so I can’t wait.”

Ramsey was not impressed by Hill’s waffling.

“I just wish he would have picked a side,” Ramsey said. “Either I’m just all right or I’m the top dog. Pick a side. If I’m the top dog but I’m just all right, that means he doesn’t think that any corner in the league is good, and that’s not true.”

“Me and Tyreek, we’re going to probably have some opportunities to match up against each other, but it won’t be like that for a majority of the game,” Ramsey said. “I think everybody knows that he moves around everywhere. He plays running back, receiver, slot. He’s not out there on that island 90 percent of the time where I’m at.

“I don’t look at it as me versus him. I don’t think this is really a matchup game to be honest with you.”

Jaguars LT Cam Robinson Done for the Season with Torn ACL

Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, multiple reports confirmed.

Robinson, who started 15 games as a rookie second-round pick in 2017, left Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots in the first quarter after getting rolled up on.

Josh Wells replaced Robinson in the lineup on Sunday, when the Jaguars piled up 481 yards and manhandled the Patriots, 31-20.

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