Jalen Ramsey Trade Rumors: Jaguars Prefer to Keep CB After Gauging Interest

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 19: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on September 19, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Despite Jalen Ramsey's trade request, the Jacksonville Jaguars haven't resigned themselves to dealing their star cornerback. 

Per Mark Long of the Associated Press, the Jaguars would prefer to keep Ramsey after evaluating trade offers from other teams. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Ramsey's issues with the Jaguars have more to do with executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin than head coach Doug Marrone:

On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported Ramsey's agent, David Mulugheta, went to the Jaguars to request a trade for his client. 

Prior to Thursday's game against the Tennessee Titans, Ramsey appeared on the 17 Weeks podcast with Nate Burleson to explain that his heated sideline exchange with Marrone in Week 2 had nothing to do with the trade request because "that happens all across the league."

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Ramsey doesn't anticipate being with the Jaguars in Week 4. Multiple suitors had made "substantive inquiries" to Jacksonville for the 2017 All-Pro, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. 

Despite Ramsey's trade request, the Jaguars still have him under contract through the 2020 season. The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL since being drafted No. 5 overall in 2016. 

Ramsey has recorded 18 combined tackles and one pass defensed in three games this season. He started Jacksonville's 20-7 win over the Titans on Thursday despite his trade request. 

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