Jaguars’ Marrone talks Jalen Ramsey

Jacksonville Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey called in sick on Monday, and according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Ramsey believes he may have the flu. Last week, the two-time Pro Bowler asked to be traded from Jacksonville, but according to reports, the Jaguars would like to keep the fourth-year player around, so you wonder if Ramsey is doing this to force Jacksonville to trade him.

On Monday, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone addressed the media and had this to say about Ramsey:

(On how you deal with the ‘limbo’ that the team is in regarding Jalen Ramsey as a coach)

Marrone: “I can’t speak for all of the players. I think we all have responsibilities; we all have a job. That’s how I look at it. Other people may not, but that’s basically the mindset that I’m in. I control the things that I can control. I don’t get crazy with the things that are on the outside.”

(On what the player protocol is for being sick)

Marrone: “It’s happened a bunch. They’re sick and they’ll call in, and depending on the type of sickness, they’ll stay away, because obviously you don’t want to get anyone else sick. They’ll go see Dr. [Michael] Yorio and Yorio will get back to us and tell us what’s going [on] and we just take it from there. It’s happened – I don’t want to exaggerate, and say hundreds of times, but it’s happened quite a bit. It’s happened here since I’ve been the head coach a couple times. It’s happened with Myles [Jack], where I was actually in the hotel with him, he stayed there. It’s happened, so to me, it’s nothing as big. But I understand that that’s probably a big story because of the other things that are surrounding it.”

(On when Ramsey is scheduled to meet with doctor Yorio)

Marrone: “Sometime this morning.”

(On if he will wait to game plan with Ramsey)

Marrone: “Right now it’s early, so we’re always game planning with the ones we have unless the doctor says something different.”

(On when he found out that Ramsey was sick)

Marrone: “Just got a message the same way I always have about players [being] sick. I get a message from the trainer.”

(On if he finds the timing of Ramsey’s sickness odd)

Marrone: “I’m not getting into that, odd or anything. If you’re sick, you’re sick, right? What are you going to do?”

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