A.J. Bouye says he’s not playing this week against Colts, which is news to Doug Marrone

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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye apparently won’t be playing this week against the Indianapolis Colts.

That’s if you ask him. If you ask Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, the situation is far less clear.

According to Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com, Bouye declined to talk to reporters on Wednesday with his stated reasoning being that he wouldn’t be playing this week. Bouye missed the team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago due to a calf injury that also kept him out of practice on Wednesday.

However, when those comments were relayed to Marrone, it caught the Jaguars head coach off-guard.

“That’s news to me,” he said.

“I guess I’ll have to talk to him about that. That’s not what the trainer told me. He did say that? OK, we will take care of that. That’s not been told to me by the trainer. That’s the truth.”

Bouye was injured three weeks ago in a game against the Houston Texans and is still unable to practice despite the Jaguars having their bye last week. Bouye has 30 tackles, five passes defended and an interception in seven games for Jacksonville this season.

9 responses to “A.J. Bouye says he’s not playing this week against Colts, which is news to Doug Marrone

  1. One thing you gotta love about Marrone is he’s a straight shooter. He tells it like it is and the local media loves it.

  2. There definitely seems to be a disconnect between Marrone and his players lately. It could just be a bit of miscommunication or lack of communication. With this particular scenario, maybe it’s just an issue between him and the trainer, instead of between him and Bouye. But he mentioned a week or 2 ago that he feels like maybe his message(s) aren’t being received by his team anymore. Maybe he’s losing the trust of his players with decisions like keeping Bortles at the helm despite having a really disappointing season so far. That’s purely speculative but a vibe I’ve been getting. One thing is for sure: if the product on the field doesn’t improve drastically and soon, he may lose the trust of the fanbase as well. This team is a mess right now.

  3. Again, what is going on in Jacksonville? How does Marrone not know this? Find this out in a press conference doesn’t look good at all.

  4. They had one good year after a decade of being terrible then the players’ egos start going wild and now they are back to being terrible because they’d rather run their mouths than produce on game day. I think people are tired of hearing stories like this about the Jags. They have turned into a bunch of divas and a QB who couldn’t win a Pop Warner game.

  5. Well, sounds like AJ doesn’t want to be blamed for losing because he knows the team is going to lose? Sounds like a double loser. Suit up and play. Go on a run. The division is yours if you want it….

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