Jalen Ramsey leaving the team for birth of his second child

AP

What a week for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

First, it was the flu. Then, it was a sore back.

Now, Ramsey is leaving the team for the birth of his second child in Nashville.

The Jaguars released a statement Wednesday night: “Months ago in the offseason, Jalen notified me that he was expecting the birth of his second child in late September. We spoke about this recently and again today after practice and decided that it was best for Jalen to fly to Nashville tonight after meetings to be with his family during the birth of their daughter. He will return to the team when he’s ready, and we will provide an update at that time.”

It’s obvious Ramsey does not intend to practice or play in hopes of forcing a trade, which he isn’t getting for now.

Twice Wednesday, the Jaguars released statements about Ramsey’s injury/absence. Neither indicated the team is taking a hard-line stance with Ramsey, possibly to leave open the possibility they can make up with the All-Pro player.

70 responses to “Jalen Ramsey leaving the team for birth of his second child

  1. He may have gotten “late September” and “late December” mixed up, but either way…

  2. Jalen is unstoppable with his call in sick excuses- Day 1 -Sick Day 2 – Bad back Day 3-Birth of my 2nd child….I can’t wait for the next few.

  3. Sounds like there’s some conversations in place and both sides are being cautious to keep him a commodity. The teams involved know its not all just talk to keep him away from the team. Supposedly has a flu but then visiting newborn baby, then Coach jokes about his back just getting tight sometimes, he’s not injured. Interesting where he will go, thinking Raiders, Eagles, Dolphins, Steelers, Jets are in the mix.

  4. Every time Marrone makes a statement like he believes these ridiculous lies it makes him seem more foolish. Eventually Marrone will get fed up with whoever is making him stand up there and spout all this nonsense.

  5. Announcer: It appears Antonio Brown is done for the season.. now in at diva for the National Football League, Jalen Ramsey!

  6. Steve Leary says:
    September 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    Make him inactive, no money coming in. Your move Jalen.
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    Inactive he still gets paid. Think it through

  7. Next up: walking pneumonia. (The debilitating disease with no symptoms.)

    Then Mononucleosis…

    Eventually it will be “Emptybankaccountiosis” FOR WHICH the only prescription is a steady dose of “get back to work.”

  8. My oh my! The NFL doesn’t have a parental leave policy allowing dads to take 3-6 months off with pay like the rest of the world….really?? Let’s face it – corporations, police departments, fire departments, car manufacturers, teachers unions, etc. all offer these wonderful – but basic – benefit. Why not the NFL players union??? {much joking here – but worth a pause to consider if it’s a meaningful important benefit}

  9. “Joliet” Jake Blues didn’t have this many excuses for his ex-girlfriend on why he skipped out on their wedding day. “Honest, I ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t get back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake, a terrible flood, locusts. IT WASN’T MY FAULT!”

  10. Could he possibly avoid the drama/spotlight of a late Saturday flight to play on Sunday? Not playing on Sunday would surprise me. Guys like Jalen need the stage and not playing would be as hard on him as on his team and fans of the Jaguars.

  11. All I hear is how Jacksonville should just trade him but all that does it set up the next loser that doesn’t like where he is to act out and get traded. How about this idea. They should be able to cut any player with a designation that is someone picks him up that they will get draft picks. While he is cut the player will not get paid until another team signs him. Bet you that would keep these diva’s out of the headlines everyday.

  12. Meanwhile millions of Americans who help him enjoy his riches, specifically JAX fans, do not have the luxury to play his employer in such a manner.

  13. conormacleod says:
    September 25, 2019 at 8:25 pm
    When fake calling in sick, always keep it simple and difficult to disprove. Birth of a child?! Rookie mistake.
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    No this one is backed up. We are witnessing art here.

  14. The only one that got me was the soreness in his back. Otherwise, the other two excuses seem valid imo. Jags owner Shad Khan clearly has stepped in & there’s no looking back now.

  15. If he really wanted to win he’d be rallying the defense to help get through this stretch with Foles out and save their season.

  16. After the owners “Kapernick” these guys, it WILL get better. Let them move on to UPS and the league WILL survive ….

  17. The family leave act he can be gone for a while and the team can’t fine him since he is allowed to do it by law. He can hold out without holding out.

  18. If the NFL acted like the real world, he would’ve lost his job by now. The only problem is that the NFL and Ramsey don’t live in the real world.

  19. Hey, Jalen, try “the dog ate my playbook.” If the Jags are buying these other phony excuses, then that one should work too.

    Also, have you used the “dead grandmother” excuse for an absence yet? Remember, you can only use that one twice.

  20. As others have said, it’s terrible that he has the flu. Even so, he wouldn’t have been able to hold his newborn baby anyway…… I mean with that bad back and all…….

  21. pickmeoff says:

    September 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Must be nice to not come to work and get paid
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    Yes it is. I’d say if you dont have sick days/discretionary days you should probably start looking for a new job instead of complaining.

  22. lewsblues says:
    September 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm
    After the owners “Kapernick” these guys, it WILL get better. Let them move on to UPS and the league WILL survive ….

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    Ramsey can still play and be worth his salary so teams will continue to embrace him. Honestly if Jacksonville were to (incredibly) cut him the team he would wind up on would just be whoever is first up on the waiver wire at the time. (Or highest bidder if he is a FA, with over half to three quarters the league offering.)

  23. Ramsey should ask Melvin Gordon how that holding out of games to get what you want works. Melvin’s bank account is about 2 million short of what it should be because he was going to prove a point.

  24. The jags are shopping him but the asking price is steep right now. If they make him look like a mal content goldbrick then his value drops thus both sides are playing the game now.

  25. pickmeoff says:
    September 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    Must be nice to not come to work and get paid.
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    It’s called PAID TIME OFF. A lot of us have it.

  26. nelly837 says:
    September 26, 2019 at 9:28 am
    Ramsey should ask Melvin Gordon how that holding out of games to get what you want works. Melvin’s bank account is about 2 million short of what it should be because he was going to prove a point.
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    He should ask Zeke, not Melvin. He’s got way more leverage than Melvin ever had.

  27. suncawy says:
    September 26, 2019 at 12:11 am
    If the NFL acted like the real world, he would’ve lost his job by now. The only problem is that the NFL and Ramsey don’t live in the real world.
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    If the NFL acted like the real world, he would be able to leave his job and go to a new company without problem. That’s what most of us do when we don’t like our jobs.

  28. With a selfish, egotistical father like him, the kids will grow up learning all the wrong lessons.

  29. There are more important things to life than football and money. The question is whether Ramsey has made enough to support the lifestyle he is used to enjoying if he finds himself out of football.

  30. Who cares about his 2 child or anymore excuses. We aren’t interested it’s like Antonio Brown all over again. Just go away and stay away.

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