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NFL Notes: Jerry Jones, Colts, Jaguars, Patriots

Jerry Jones

  • Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked to resign from being an ad hoc member of the compensation committee that was handling commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract, which could be a reason why Jones is suing the NFL over the commissioner’s contract approval.
  • Hill also reports that Jones is not a “lone wolf” in opposing Goodell’s contract, while Jones’ “point of contention” is Goodell’s compensation package and structure, rather than the situation surrounding Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott.

Colts

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard said he and owner Jim Irsay have had recent meetings with QB Andrew Luck and that they still have a good relationship: “Our relationship with him is still very good.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • Ballard added that Luck is continuing his rehab from right shoulder surgery: “It’s rehab right now. That’s where we are at. That’s the best course of action we think right now.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • In the end, Ballard said that he has not been told by doctors that Luck’s injury is career threatening: “I’ve never got career-ending from anybody.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • Ballard said that the Colts were looking at trades at the deadline, but made no moves: “We definitely had our lines in the water, without question.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • Regarding Colts CB Vontae Davis, Ballard indicated that he was cleared by doctors from his groin injury earlier this season and that “he hasn’t played very well.” (Zak Keefer)

Jaguars

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey said personal insults were not what aggravated Bengals WR A.J. Green during Week 9’s game, but rather shutting him down.

“It’s rumors out there that I said some deep, some personal stuff,” Ramsey said, via Michael DiRocco of ESPN. “I’m going to let y’all know that’s not true. I get out, I do my thing, I talk s—, but I don’t go personal. I don’t talk about nobody’s wife, nobody’s kids, nobody’s family. I don’t do that.

“I told him almost every play that he was weak, that he was soft. Them are straight facts. He just can’t handle the truth. It’s facts. I told him his time was almost up. I told him that it was easy, which it was. He had one catch for 6 yards. I was just out there spitting facts to him. He got mad.”

Ramsey questioned Green’s mental toughness and said even some of his teammates admitted that he got the best of Green last weekend.

“Y’all know how I play,” Ramsey said. “I lock receivers down physically and then mentally I get into their mind, get under their skin. I talk my talk. Whatever I’m going to say.

“… Some people are mentally strong. He wasn’t during that game. He wasn’t mentally strong. I’ve talked to a few of his teammates afterward, a couple guys I know, and they had told me, they were like, once A.J. started talking back we knew you had him because he don’t ever talk.

Patriots

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