Jacksonville Jaguars Wiretap

Rams COO: The NBA Is Coming To The NFL

Oct 21, 2019 11:14 AM

The Los Angeles Rams acquired Jalen Ramsey last week from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a deal that some in the NFL compare to the type of transaction now typically seen within the NBA. Ramsey sought a trade from the Jaguars over several weeks and the Rams finally traded their 2020 first round pick along with first and fourth round picks in 2021.

“The NBA is coming to the NFL," said Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff. "This [the Ramsey trade] is a similar case to those NBA deals.

“Prior team-building formulas, where you basically had guys for their careers, is pretty much over,” he said. “Think of the guys who’ve moved in the past year. Khalil Mack. Marcus Peters. Jalen Ramsey. Jarvis Landry. Laremy Tunsil—”

Bill Polian believes the younger generation of general managers are more transactional.

“I think this generation of GMs might be a little more transactional," said Polian. "It used to be not many GMs thought about taking risks. They were from a generation where their parents might have grown up in the Depression, or remembered the Depression. Life was hard enough without taking risks. Today, the idea that you can make these decisions and change your team quickly is inculcated in this generation. I’m not sure of that, but it seems to be true.”

There have clearly been a spike in trades this season.

2009: 39 trades in the calendar year, involving 50 players. Seven traded players were Pro Bowlers at least once.

2019: 54 trades (with eight days left in the period), involving 69 players. Thirteen have been to at least one Pro Bowl.

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Jaguars Trading Jalen Ramsey To Rams For Three Picks

Oct 15, 2019 7:58 PM

The Los Angeles Rams will acquire Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars for three draft picks, according to sources.

The Jaguars will receive first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jalen Ramsey Returns To Practice For First Time In Three Weeks

Oct 9, 2019 4:54 PM

Jalen Ramsey practiced with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday.

Ramsey returned to Jacksonville after seeing a back specialist in Houston.

“It’s nice to see Jalen’s face,” fellow cornerback D.J. Hayden said. “It’s very nice. It’s very heartwarming. It’s good to see Jalen out there.”

Ramsey is seeking a trade from the Jaguars.

Ramsey missed seven straight practices due to illness, back tightness and the birth of his second daughter.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jaguars Worried About Gardner Minshew Taking Low Hits

Oct 8, 2019 8:58 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are thrilled with the play of Gardner Minshew II, but they are worried about the quarterback taking low hits.

Minshew has been wearing a knee brace since taking several hits against the Denver Broncos.

"I would hope that everyone's doing what they're supposed to do and those are penalties for hitting him low," Doug Marrone said. "I think you get concerned when things are happening to your team that aren't getting called. ...

"Obviously, those things … We have the ability to turn them in, make people aware of it prior to [a game]. But ... during the course of the game, you like to see that stuff get called and make sure that player safety is the number one thing that we harp on and we talk about. So, that's the one thing that we should be doing well."

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Jalen Ramsey Hangs Out With Deshaun Watson In Houston

Oct 6, 2019 9:55 PM

Jalen Ramsey didn't travel to Charlotte with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their game on Sunday, but he did go to Houston.

Deshaun Watson posted an Instagram photo of himself with Ramsey.

Sitting between Watson and Ramsey is agent David Mulugheta, who told multiple reporters 20 days ago that Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville.

Ramsey is seeking a trade from the Jaguars.

A league source said Ramsey traveled to Houston to see a back specialist. 

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Tags: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Shad Khan: Jaguars Have No Plans To Trade Jalen Ramsey

Oct 3, 2019 9:36 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to resist trading Jalen Ramsey.

Shad Khan says "the best thing is to have him be part of the team."

Ramsey's agent requested a trade Sept. 15 following a heated argument with Doug Marrone on the sideline and a much-less-public exchange with Tom Coughlin following a loss.

The owner, however, hasn't budged.

"Obviously, football is a team sport and I'm sensitive to what individual insight or viewpoint or requests [there] might be," Khan said. "But we have to do the right thing for the team. We value the values Jalen adds to us, to the Jaguars. I think we value him highly. We're still looking at what is the right thing for the Jaguars, and I think right now the best thing is to have him be part of the team."

Associated Press

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Jaguars Trying To Cash In On Gardner Minshew's Popularity

Oct 3, 2019 9:29 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping to cash in on the popularity of Gardner Minshew.

The team is offering a package of tickets to their next two home games that includes a bandana, mustache and the opportunity to get a photo taken on the field wearing the gear. Ticket prices range from $41 to $600.

Minshew replaced injured starter Nick Foles in the first half of the season opener and ranks sixth in the league in passer rating (106.9) and completion percentage (69.4).

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Chargers, Chiefs, Ravens Could Trade For Jalen Ramsey

Sep 30, 2019 11:20 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers could have interest in trading for Jalen Ramsey.

Ramsey is attempting to force a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens could also have interest in Ramsey.

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Jalen Ramsey: My Trade Request Still Stands

Sep 27, 2019 9:23 AM

Jalen Ramsey reiterated on Thursday that he still wants the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade him.

In the latest episode of Uninterrupted's "17 Weeks" Podcast, Ramsey said he has lost respect for the franchise and that's not something he believes he can get back.

"I'm not sure if I've played my final game for the Jags yet or not but my trade request still stands," Ramsey said. "For me, respect is a huge thing. 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.

"I'm going to continue being a top corner in this league for years to come. The money will come, but money isn't everything. Peace and happiness means a lot more than the money."

League sources say owner Shad Khan does not want to trade Ramsey.

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Jalen Ramsey Leaves Jaguars To Attend Birth Of Second Child

Sep 25, 2019 8:39 PM

Jalen Ramsey has left the Jacksonville Jaguars due to the impending birth of his second child.

Ramsey's departure comes following a string of incidents in which he's distanced himself from the Jaguars. Ramsey would like a trade from Jacksonville. 

"Months ago in the offseason, Jalen notified me that he was expecting the birth of his second child in late September," coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. "We spoke about this recently and again today after practice and decided that it was best for Jalen to fly to Nashville tonight after meetings to be with his family during the birth of their daughter. He will return to the team when he's ready, and we will provide an update at that time."

Ramsey was the fifth overall pick in 2016 and has become one of the NFL's best cornerbacks.


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Jalen Ramsey To Attend Jaguars' Wednesday Practice

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Jalen Ramsey Calls In Sick, Won't Practice With Jaguars


Jaguars Won't Trade Jalen Ramsey

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Jalen Ramsey Will Play For Jaguars Against Titans

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Two Teams Have Offered Jaguars First-Round Picks For Jalen Ramsey

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Jalen Ramsey Requests Trade From Jaguars

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Jaguars Acquire QB Joshua Dobbs From Steelers

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Nick Foles To Undergo Surgery For Broken Clavicle

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Jaguars LS Offers To Buy Tickets From Angry Colts Fans

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Jalen Ramsey Sees Raiders, Titans As Future Destinations
Jalen Ramsey made it clear he's ready for a big payday when he reported to camp last month.

Bussin' With the Boys Podcast

Yannick Ngakoue Ends Holdout Returning To Jags Without New Deal
Yannick Ngakoue said he wasn't going to take a contract he felt didn't match his value.

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Jalen Ramsey Reports To Camp In Armored Truck
Jalen Ramsey wants a pay raise from the Jaguars and he's making that abundantly clear.

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Jack Del Rio Didn't Know Jaguars Would Draft Blaine Gabbert
Jack Del Rio says he had no idea the Jaguars would draft Blaine Gabbert with the 10th overall pick in 2011.


Jalen Ramsey Done Criticizing Opposing Quarterbacks
Jalen Ramsey has made headlines by publicly criticizing opposing quarterbacks, but the cornerback says he's matured.


Jaguars Tell Jalen Ramsey No Extension Will Be Signed In 2019
Jalen Ramsey is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

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Calais Campbell: Jaguars Season 'Comes Down To Nick Foles'
After coming within one victory of Super Bowl LII, the Jaguars struggled through a 5-11 season in 2018.

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Jaguars To Sign Terrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor had a 1,000-yard receiving season in 2016, but has bounced around over the past two seasons.

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Nick Foles Out Of OTAs Indefinitely For Personal Reasons
The Jaguars traded for Nick Foles this offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Leonard Fournette Looking Forward To Fresh Start With Jaguars
Leonard Fournette had 439 yards and five touchdowns in 2018.

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Telvin Smith Will Take Sabbatical From Football In 2019
Telvin Smith will not play football in 2019 after leading the Jaguars in tackles each of the past two seasons.