The Jaguars may face the Colts sans cornerback Jalen Ramsey
By David Levin
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey have not practiced this weeka dn may not play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping it isn’t more bad news on Sunday. The team’s best defensive player, cornerback Jalen Ramsey has not practiced this week due to a knee injury. His status for the game against the Colts is in serious doubt.
The team dealt with losing their other All-Pro cornerback, A.J. Bouye against both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Colts three weeks ago. Losing Ramsey in a game that features a very “hot” Andrew Luck could be trouble for the rest of the team’s secondary.
"“No. I’m not practicing today either, ” Ramsey told members of the media on Thursday at his weekly presser. “We’ll see. We’ll see how things go.”"
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The injury is something Ramsey has been dealing with as far back as the game against the Dallas Cowboys. While he has played well in 2018, he has not perfromed at the same level he did last year when he was named to the Pro Bowl and first team All-Pro. He does have three interceptions this season.
Ramsey also told those in attendance he does have some concern for playing on Sunday and will take things as they come.
"“Yes. Of course I want to be out there, but we’ll just see how things go as the week progresses. Another day of practice isn’t ideal. I have to make sure I feel good,” he added."
The Jaguars face Luck and the Colts for the second time in a month. The former first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has been on fire the last three weeks, throwing for 925 yards and nine touchdowns. He threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the 29-26 win over Jacksonville in Indianapolis.
The loss of Ramsey would be another blow to this roster now that left guard Andrew Norwell has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and running back Leonard Fournette is suspended this week for a fight he was involved in at Buffalo, a 24-21 loss last week.
Despite the Jaguars record, 3-8, Ramsey said he and his teammates still need to go out and play hard and win football games. While the playoffs may be off the table, playing for pride and respect are something everyone in the locker room must focus on.
"“You have to go out there and continue to try to play with heart and passion,” he said."