Jaguars Suspend CB Jalen Ramsey & DE Dante Fowler For One Week


According to Ian Rapoport, the Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended CB Jalen Ramsey and DE Dante Fowler Jr. for one week after violating team rules.

  • Adam Schefter reports that Ramsey will be suspended for the next week of preseason activities and will not play in Saturday’s game against the Vikings.
  • Mike Kaye writes that Fowler’s suspension is also “immediate” and will not reflect on the regular season.

Rapoport, citing sources, adds that Ramsey was suspended due to posts on Twitter that criticized the local media’s unfair treatment of Fowler.

In a press release, the Jaguars’ announced Ramsey and Fowler were suspended due to, “Violating team rules and conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars football player.

Ramsey, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $23.35 million contract that includes $15.18 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $2.57 million for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Ramsey appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 63 tackles, four interceptions, and 17 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 overall cornerback in the league.

Fowler was already suspended one game for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Fowler, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2015. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $23.5 million fully guaranteed contract and is set to earn a base salary of $3,638,214 for the 2018 season.

The Jaguars declined Fowler’s fifth-year option a few months ago.

In 2017, Fowler appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars and recorded 21 total tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and scored one defensive touchdown. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 93 overall edge defender out of 106 qualifying players.

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