Jalen Ramsey Reported to Jaguars' Facility Amid Trade Request

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 17, 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey reported to the team's facility Tuesday amid a trade request and later discussed his situation.

"Right now, I'm still a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars," Ramsey told reporters, adding his focus is on Thursday's matchup with the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field.

Citing league sources, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported Monday that Ramsey's agent, David Mulugheta, requested a trade for his client following Jacksonville's Week 2 loss to the Houston TexansMulugheta confirmed to Schefter that the 24-year-old would like to be moved.

Ramsey noted he wanted to "be clear" that neither he nor Mulugheta leaked the request that was made public Monday.

This comes after Ramsey was involved in a heated sideline exchange with head coach Doug Marrone on Sunday.

"It's a lot of emotion on that field," Marrone said after the game, per ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

That confrontation led a league source to suggest to Schefter that Ramsey could be traded as soon as this week. Schefter noted the Jaguars are seeking a first-round pick, though they "want more than that" in a return package. 

Ramsey's name popped up in the rumor mill last year, and he sent out a warning via social media:

Following those trade rumors, Ramsey made it clear, per DiRocco, that it was time for Jacksonville to put its money where its mouth was and extend him if he was part of the long-term plans. However, he revealed in June that the team had informed him there would be no extension this year.

Of note, the two-time Pro Bowler has let it be known he does not intend to give the Jaguars a hometown discount.

Ramsey is under contract through the 2020 season and is owed $17.3 million in base salary over the next two years. His trade request comes less than one year after he reiterated his desire to spend his entire career in one uniform.

"I've said multiple times, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again that I want to play for one team my whole career," Ramsey said in November, per DiRocco (via ABC News) .

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