Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ramsey Returns to Action for Jaguars; Limited Work for CB Who Is Back after Surgery

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ramsey Returns to Action for Jaguars; Limited Work for CB Who Is Back after Surgery

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Byline: John Reid

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey had waited almost two months to put on pads again after undergoing surgery for a core muscle injury June 15.

On Saturday, he was taken off the physically unable to perform list and got in some limited practice work in full pads with his teammates.

Still, there remains no time-line how long it's going to take him to get up to full speed or whether he will participate in joint practices starting on Monday against Tampa Bay or play in Thursday's preseason game against the Buccaneers at EverBank Field.

"I'm just taking it day-by-day and seeing how I feel each and every day,'' Ramsey said in his first public comments since undergoing surgery.

Ramsey disclosed on Saturday that he had the option to decide whether to undergo surgery or not, but chose the procedure to avoid having any potential recurring problem during the season. He initially injured his core muscle during the team's organized team activities in May and was held out from participating in the Jaguars' three-day mandatory mini-camp on June 13-15.

Following surgery, Ramsey was expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks. When the Jaguars' veterans reported for training camp on July 27, Ramsey was put on the active, physically unable to perform list, joining cornerback Aaron Colvin and rookie fullback Marquez Williams.

Now, Colvin is the only player left on the PUP list with an ankle injury.

It is the second consecutive year Ramsey has needed to recover from an injury prior to training camp. He underwent surgery on his right knee in May 2016 after being injured during an on-field workout but he did not miss a game during the regular season.

There are expectations this season that Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, whom the Jaguars signed in March as a free agent, could emerge as one of the top cornerback tandems in the league. Bouye returned to work on Saturday for an undisclosed injury, along with defensive end Calais Campbell and right offensive tackle Jermey Parnell, who all missed last week's preseason opener against New England. …

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