Jalen Ramsey
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Star cornerback Jalen Ramsey has reportedly requested a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars. During their disappointing loss to the Houston Texans this past weekend, the Jaguars seemed defeated on the sideline. During the game, cameras panned to players on the bench and caught a heated exchange between Ramsey and head coach Doug Marrone

The disagreement happened shortly after holding the Texans to a field goal on a drive that included a contested-catch that Ramsey told the coaching staff they should challenge. The coaching staff did not challenge and the resulting scrum took place. When asked later on what led to the issue, Marrone claimed to not remember.

“A lot of emotion in the game, I’m sure. I don’t know. I can’t recall.”

The team has apparently spoken to interested parties, but they do not have a plan in place. An insider reported that when a confrontation like this between a player and a coach takes place, usually both parties need to go their separate ways.

The biggest cause of frustration for Ramsey is apparently how he is being used. Rapaport reported that the Ramsey is more of a lockdown corner, and Marrone has been using him in a zone scheme. The confrontation on the sidelines was simply the tipping point.

Last year, there were reports that had surfaced claiming that the Jaguars were looking to move Ramsey. Nothing ever came of them. In an interview that Ramsey did last year, he mentioned that he would love to play for Las Vegas or Tenessee in the future. 

The 24-year-old will probably garner quite a bit of trade interest. He is young and one of the premier cornerbacks in the league. He is affordable this season, with a base salary of $3.6 million, while next season his salary skyrockets to $13.7 million. If another team does trade for him, they will have to keep in consideration that he will want a new contract in the coming years.

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