Out of sight, out of mind.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone met with reporters Wednesday and wasn't in the mood to explain the inner-workings that sent cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams via trade Tuesday.
"It's not my job," Marrone said, in part:
Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin did release a statement, however:
Ramsey was drafted by the Jaguars fifth overall in 2016. The 24-year-old requested a trade from Jacksonville on Sept. 16, and he hasn't played since the Jags' Week 3 20-7 win over Tennessee on Sept. 19.
Prior to his trade request, Ramsey got into a sideline tiff with Marrone. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Ramsey's desire to depart Jacksonville was "not about Marrone":
Ramsey gave his side of the story on UNINTERRUPTED's 17 Weeks podcast (h/t ESPN's Michael DiRocco):
"Some disrespectful things were said on their end that made me definitely walk out and call my agent as soon as I walked out, and I told him, I said, 'It's time; my time is up here in Jacksonville. I want to ask for a trade.' I was truly at peace. I wasn't in a mindset of making a decision while I was angry; I was completely calm. I still stand by my decision to ask for a trade."
After getting his wish and landing in L.A., Ramsey again took to the 17 Weeks podcast to express how "overjoyed" he felt:
Marrone, meanwhile, has to turn his attention to the players still rostered on the Jaguars and the "frustration" associated with being 2-4.
Moving forward, Tre Herndon will continue to start where Ramsey used to in Jacksonville's secondary.
The Jaguars travel to Cincinnati to face the 0-6 Bengals on Sunday.