Despite being active Thursday night for the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Jalen Ramsey does not plan on being with the team for a Week 4 matchup at the Denver Broncos, ESPN reported.
Ramsey's request for a trade out of Jacksonville was reported this week, but Ramsey said Tuesday that neither he nor his agent were the source of the leaked information. He did not deny that a trade request had been made, while his agent confirmed a new team is desired.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks all have made "substantive inquiries." Anderson added that "almost every team" has inquired about Ramsey's availability.
Ramsey was active for Thursday night's primetime matchup against the Tennessee Titans, after he and head coach Doug Marrone both said during the week that he would play.
NFL Network reported the Jaguars told interested teams they wanted to get through Thursday's game before readdressing the situation, with a trade possible Friday.
"Right now I'm still a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and I'm happy about that," Ramsey said Tuesday. "That's where my focus is right now."
Because he was active Thursday, if Ramsey were traded on Friday, he could not play Sunday or Monday with his new team and would have to wait until Week 4.
Ramsey opened up about his status with the Jaguars while speaking on the Uninterrupted podcast.
"Some disrespectful things were said on their end that made me definitely walk out and call my agent as soon as I walked out," Ramsey said of a meeting with the front office after Sunday's loss to the Texans. "I told him, I said, 'It's time. My time is up here in Jacksonville.' ...
"I said, 'I want to ask for a trade.' I was truly at peace, like I wasn't in a mindset of making a decision while I was angry. I was completely calm. I still stand by that decision, asked for a trade."
Ramsey, 24, has started all 51 games since being drafted fifth overall in 2016. He entered Thursday with nine career interceptions and 202 tackles (178 solo) in his career.
Ramsey is earning a base salary this season of $3.6 million, which jumps to $13.7 million next year. He had expressed a desire for a contract extension earlier this summer.
"Imma ask for so much money, they have to put me on lay-away," Ramsey posted to his Twitter account in June.
--Field Level Media