For the second time in as many weeks, the Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will not play on Sunday.
Jalen Ramsey’s back prevented him from practicing for the seventh straight day on Friday and team officials have decided the injury is severe enough to keep him out of action when the Jaguars take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
The news came as Ramsey was once again on the team’s injury report on Friday. The team also announced that rookie tight end Josh Oliver will not play although he has made progress from a hamstring injury he suffered prior to the preseason.
"“Obviously Jalen’s [Ramsey] been working extremely hard to get back with this low back issue and it hasn’t been getting any better, so we’re going to make sure we do everything possible and get him to see a specialist this week,” head coach Doug Marrone said on Friday afternoon, following the team’s final practice before Sunday’s game in Charlotte.“And then with Josh Oliver, he’s not ready yet, he practiced three days and hopefully next, we’ll go day-to-day with him.’”"
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For Oliver, once he gets on the field, it will be the first time he plays in an NFL game. He was the team’s first third-round draft pick in April out of San Jose State.
With Ramsey on the mend, once again it will be Tre Herndon who will get the start. Herndon played last Sunday in Denver and was abused at times by the Broncos passing game. Ramsey’s absence also means A.J. Bouye will once again draw the assignment against the Panthers top wide receiver.
Now, the focus is getting Ramsey the care he needs to return to the field and his the Jaguars defense. Following the game against the Panthers, the Jaguars return home to face the New Orleans Saints, followed by a road game at Cincinnati and the a home game against the New York Jets before their trip to London to face the Houston Texans.
There is no timetable as to when Ramsey will seek another opinion on his ailment.
"“I don’t know what the travel arrangements are, but Jalen’s always been someone that’s been extremely diligent in what he has to do to get back on the field,” Marrone added. “[He’s] been one of the toughest guys that I’ve coached when it comes down to injuries and fighting back from it. We’re just working day-to day to get it better.”"