Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was declared inactive Sunday morning and will miss his third consecutive game with a back injury.
Jacksonville is set to host the New Orleans Saints.
The news comes three days after Jaguars owner Shad Khan said he “had a heart-to-heart” with Ramsey and expected him to play on Sunday.
But later on Thursday, ESPN reported that Ramsey was still “going to listen to his body,” and nothing had changed about his desire to be traded.
Ramsey, 24, was listed as questionable this week and was a limited participant at practice with a back injury. He sat out the previous two weeks due to the ailment and saw a back specialist in Houston on Monday.
Ramsey requested a trade after Week 2, and Khan has been vocal about his desire not to trade him. Reports have said the team was seeking a minimum of two first-round picks, but also that such an offer would not guarantee a trade. Khan prefers to keep Ramsey and sign him to a long-term contract.
Ramsey played in the Jaguars’ Thursday night game on Sept. 19, then missed practices the following week due to an illness, a back injury and the birth of his daughter. He did not practice or play in Weeks 4 or 5.
Ramsey was clear about his stance during a late September appearance on Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast on Sirius XM.
“I’m not sure if I’ve played my final game for the Jags yet or not, but my trade request still stands. For me, respect is a huge thing,” Ramsey said. “I kinda touched on it a little bit last week in last week’s podcast, but once respect is lost for both parties, I think it is time to part ways.”
–Field Level Media