Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he got the message Ramsey was sick from the team’s trainer. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Ramsey called the team on Sunday night.
Ramsey, who thinks he has the flu, still wants to be traded and may not practice at all this week, sources tell Schefter. The Jaguars are not interested in trading Ramsey, according to sources, setting up a standoff with the two-time Pro Bowler.
Marrone was asked if he thought the timing of Ramsey calling in sick was odd considering his trade demand.
“If you’re sick, you’re sick,” he said. “I mean, what are you going to do?”
Marrone said he believed Ramsey would be seeing a doctor on Monday morning.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan is leading the organization’s stance on Ramsey’s trade request, according to sources.
Ramsey, 24, played in last Thursday night’s 20-7 home victory over the Titans. He revealed in a recent episode of Uninterrupted’s “17 Weeks” podcast that an upsetting conversation with team management after a Week 2 loss to the Texans was the final push for his decision to request a trade.
“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,'” Ramsey said.