'Banged up' Jalen Ramsey misses practice with back injury
Cornerback said to be getting treatment for lower back & hamstring 'issues'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jalen Ramsey did not practice Wednesday because of a back injury after missing Monday's practice due to illness amid ongoing trade speculation.
The Jaguars' star cornerback might not be 100 percent healthy since he’s said to be dealing with lower back and hamstring issues, an unnamed source told NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
Ramsey was listed on the team's pre-practice injury report Wednesday with a back injury.
It is the latest instance of curious timing since Ramsey asked the Jaguars for a trade following a Week 2 loss to Houston. It is worth noting that Ramsey hasn't missed a game since being drafted in 2016.
As the practice week ramps up in Jacksonville, #Jaguars Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey is expected to be at the facility today, source said. However, he’s a little banged up, as he’s been receiving treatment for issues related to his lower back and hamstrings.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2019
Ramsey, the subject of rumors since demanding a trade after Jacksonville’s Week 2 loss to Houston, was reportedly in Los Angeles filming a commercial Tuesday, which is typically a players’ day off.
While the cornerback has not specified what led to his trade demand, he told former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson that he spoke with his agent because he felt disrespected by the organization.
“Some disrespectful things were said on their (Jacksonville’s) end that made me definitely walk out and call my agent as soon as I walked out,” he said during Burleson's "17 Weeks" podcast. “And I told ‘em, I said, ‘It’s time. My time is up here in Jacksonville.’”
It's unclear if the Jaguars would seriously entertain trading Ramsey. According to one report, the team turned down an offer from the Ravens that would have fetched first- and second-round draft picks.
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