Jalen Ramsey can’t play both Thursday and Sunday

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The Jaguars are planning to play Jalen Ramsey tonight, amid reports that they also could trade him as soon as tomorrow. But if that happens, Ramsey can’t play for his new team on Sunday.

At least one team has asked the league office if it could acquire Ramsey in a trade and play him in Week Three, and the league said a player can’t play two games in one week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. So if Ramsey plays tonight, he’s not playing Sunday (or Monday).

The big question is whether the Jaguars are really serious about trading Ramsey, and if so, why would they play him tonight? An injury in tonight’s game could make him impossible to trade.

If the Jaguars and some other team are really as far along in trade talks as some reports have suggested, it would seem to make more sense to get that trade done now, rather than have Ramsey play one more game as a lame duck Jaguar, and then get traded to a new team after the game. But from all indications Ramsey will play tonight, and wouldn’t be able to play for another team until Week Four.

70 responses to “Jalen Ramsey can’t play both Thursday and Sunday

  1. The team trading for Ramsey knows this as well. So the Jags could be saying their playing him to force the other team to trade now. Said team might need him for week 3 and knowing he’s ineligible if he plays tonight, a trade could be forced before the game.

  2. If only the lions would ever attempt to get in on one of these splash trades… But hey… We’ve been building our roster the “right way” for the last 70 years🤷🏿‍♂️

  3. NFL is becoming the NBA, and they’re already behind the power curve as far as losing fans. Players and owners need to honor their contracts.

  4. However, you can play more than 16 games (For example be traded on your bye week to a team that has already had their bye week)

  5. But there have been a few times where a player was traded mid-season, and because of differences in scheduled “bye” weeks, players have played in 17 regular season games, not just 16.

  6. Play him tonight no matter what and if he gets hurt then too bad, but you can’t take him off the field just to appease the new team if you’re serious about winning.

  7. Cardinals are desperate at the position and just restructured Chandler Jones to free up cap space for this season. Trying to connect the dots…

  8. Seahawks could use him and I’m sure John Schneider is calling about him, but I don’t think we can really afford him unless Jax gives us a friendly discount (which isn’t going to happen).

  9. Jdog63 says:
    September 19, 2019 at 8:28 am
    NFL is becoming the NBA, and they’re already behind the power curve as far as losing fans. Players and owners need to honor their contracts.
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    The NBA has been gaining fans for years, please do research.The power curve is only going to create more drama and generate more interest. Industries aren’t looking for Generation X viewers, they want a younger and more progressive demographic. That’s the way the world and money is trending.

  10. johnodocks says:
    September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am
    Not a lot of incentive for Ramsey to play hard tonight.
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    His incentive is probably he always does. You never have to worry about Jalen and effort.

  11. NFL is becoming the NBA, and they’re already behind the power curve as far as losing fans. Players and owners need to honor their contracts.

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    I agree it’s becoming the NBA as far as people demanding trades and trying to get where they want to go. That being said it’s moronic to say losing fans. The NFL has grown every year for decades. They are gaining fans not losing fans. All the people that say they are going to stop watching still tune in every week to see, at the very least, how their fantasy players are doing. Wait till 2020 or 2021 when gambling is legalized and you’ll sill an explosion of fans, and money rolling into league. The NFL isn’t going to put a team Las Vegas and still try to ban gambling.

  12. NFL is becoming the NBA, and they’re already behind the power curve as far as losing fans. Players and owners need to honor their contracts.
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    I have been sick and tired of the way the NFL handles its business. People say so what? Its billionaires against millionaires. This isn’t true. Probably less than 5% of NFL players are making guaranteed millions. The rest of the league is on a week to week contract and can be released at anytime.The only guaranteed money is the money the owners get from TV contracts and merchandising. Its crazy. I am not excusing the players or at least the ones that are pure jackasses. But Ramsey is the best player on the team and this is how he gets treated? If the players do not get a better deal this time around on the CBA they have no one to blame but themselves. The only way to make real change in business is to affect someone’s bottom line. No more no less. The Jags, Giants, Redskins, Dolphins, Panthers all dumpster fires but I don;t see them reducing ticket prices. Kirk Cousins is a 84 million dollar bum. Luke Falk??? Ryan Fitzpatrick??? etc. And Kap can’t even get a tryout. You have a player in New England who has been accused of two rapes and he plays in a game last week and Kap can;t get a tryout? This league is about to get all that it deserves in the near future.

  13. “the league said a player can’t play two games in one week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN”

    If Ramsey plays tonight, he’ll have played two games in one week. Its why Thursday Night Football teams are referred to being on a “short week”. NFL can’t be for Thursday night football and player safety at the same time.

  14. Jags handling this all wrong. Either cut Marrone loose and bring in a coach and staff who use this load of talent correctly (right answer) and reward the players who have outplayed their contracts (Ngakoue, Ramsey) OR trade Ramsey and try to make everyone fit into Todd Wash’s ‘scheme’ while trotting out a terrible offense and hoping the defense can save the day. EYE ROLL!!!

  15. Trade him to the giants, though, he might have to mend some fences with eli manning if the trade isn’t for eli manning and a first round pick. Only reason I’m saying this (yes I’m a giants fan)is because you know Coughlin loves eli manning and that might actually be beneficial for both teams, even though, that minshew guy looks alot better than eli right now.

  16. My money is on the Ravens or Chiefs. I say the Ravens because both Ozzie and DeCosta loved Ramsey coming out of the draft. They actually tried to move up to get him. With Brandon Carr getting older, and Jimmy Smith getting older plus being injury prone, they need youth at the position. Both Jimmy and Carr’s contract is up after this year. Pairing Ramsey with Humphrey, ET, Jefferson, and Tavon would instantly make their secondary the best in the NFL. And he fits perfectly in Wink’s system.

    I say the Chiefs because of all the contenders in the league, they need help at the position the most. Maybe the Eagles as well. Especially if the Jaguars don’t want to trade within the Conference.

  17. They should trade him after a 1 pm game and let him play for someone else by 8:20. That would be the real “Joel Youngblood” scenario.

    (Ramsey could get hits in both games, too.)

  18. Taking a slightly longer look, it’s not even that he would be playing twice in a week which most every player ends up having to do with either a Thursday Night game or Monday night game. Ramsey would be playing in what amounts to 3 games in a week. Sunday, Thursday then Sunday again. I know Sunday twice means it’s not really in one week but three times in that time span would be tough on the body.

  19. Not a huge fan of draft trade values but given where the Chiefs are expected to finish in the AFC and the playoffs they would need to give up two first round picks of their own to equal a single first round pick from a team like the Cardinals or the Raiders. Should the Jets or Giants enter the mix, KC can’t compete. Each has a top five (likely) pick to dangle.

  20. It’s not like the Jaguars are tanking already. If a team seems intent on trading a player and won’t play him until they do, they lose their leverage. If they say they will play him until they get an offer worthy of his value, then the pressure is on other teams. In the meantime they are trying to win football games.

  21. Not a huge fan of draft trade values but given where the Chiefs are expected to finish in the AFC and the playoffs they would need to give up two first round picks of their own to equal a single first round pick from a team like the Cardinals or the Raiders. Should the Jets or Giants enter the mix, KC can’t compete. Each has a top five (likely) pick to dangle.
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    The issue there is, Ramsey’s going to have a say on where he goes. He made it clear that he wants to win. I don’t believe he and his agent will allow the Jaguars to trade him to a bottom tier team. Whomever signs him is going to make sure that he will commit long term. You don’t give up two first round picks for a 1 or 2 year rental. Unfortunately for 31 other teams, it will be a contender that gets him.

  22. radiologyken says:
    September 19, 2019 at 7:28 am
    The team trading for Ramsey knows this as well. So the Jags could be saying their playing him to force the other team to trade now. Said team might need him for week 3 and knowing he’s ineligible if he plays tonight, a trade could be forced before the game.

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    Exactly what I thought reading this. For some reason I believe this might be the Dolphins.

  23. He wants to go to Las Vegas. Only way to Vegas is thru Oakland. Probably trying to get more from Chucky, but wont.
    They’re still recovering from the AB mistake. More than a 1 would seem like it could end up the same way. too much for a possible diva problem.

  24. I keep hearing this ‘generational’ talent BS from Duval people. Generational? He’s not even the best CB in the league!!!!! What generation are you talking about? You’re parroting sports talk radio locally. Champ Bailey, Darrelle Revis, Woodson, Law, Sherman, Peterson, Talib, alone in this generation. Shoot, he’s not even the best CB on his own TEAM!!!!! Sheesh

  25. tylawspick6 says:
    September 19, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Because no team is dumb enough (except the jets) to unload 2 1st rdrs, take on that ego and buy into a fake deadline while needing to pay him 15 per year.
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    Hey now! Let’s not underestimate my Redskins. They are fully capable of matching or exceeding any stupid by any metric.

  26. let him play. if he gets hurt, he can’t be traded and he stays a Jag. If he plays like garbage, his stock goes down and nobody will give up 2 #1s and he stays a Jag. If he’s awesome, and we get 2 #1s, so be it.

  27. Y’all are not getting the way the schedule works. The week starts on Tuesday and ends with Monday Night Football, if he plays on Thursday he can’t play until after Monday when week 3 ends.

  28. Chiefs could use him but they aren’t giving up two 1st rounders to get him. Two first’s is Quarterback territory, no one is doing that.

  29. If the sit him they lose leverage. It says they are 100% trading him no matter what. If they play him, they don’t look desperate. The smart thing to do is move forward with business as usual until a trade they like comes to fruition.

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