Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey returned to practice Wednesday after missing two games with a back injury.
Ramsey was officially listed as a limited participant in his first practice in 21 days. Ramsey visited a back specialist in Houston on Monday but the team did not update his status.
Ramsey sparked an ongoing distraction with the team by demanding a trade in the aftermath of a sideline confrontation with head coach Doug Marrone. Media leaked Ramsey’s request, which he said publicly had to have come from the team. Ramsey claimed he and his agent agreed to keep the trade request private.
Owner Shad Khan has said the Jaguars would prefer to sign the 24-year-old All-Pro defensive back, not trade him.
However, the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens have shown continued interest in a trade if the team decides to move Ramsey this month.
Not long after Ramsey’s trade demand entering Week 3, the team was reportedly seeking a package involving first- and second-round picks.
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 play in the team’s 26-24 victory over the Denver Broncos and sat out again Week 5.
Where Ramsey stands appears to be clear after an 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.”