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The thought of Jacksonville parting ways


JACKSONVILLE Black Corey Grant Jerseys , Fla. (AP) — with running back Leonard Fournette would have been unimaginable a few months ago.It’s much more plausible now.The Jaguars have notified Fournette that his suspension late last month voided the remaining guarantees in his four-year rookie contract, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday night. The person said the Jaguars notified Fournette of the action weeks ago. Fournette could challenge the decision.Regardless, Fournette’s standing with the team reached a new level of unrest Sunday and raised speculation about his future with the franchise.Fournette and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon spent most of a 20-3 loss at Houston in the season finale on the bench, disengaged from teammates.Top executive Tom Coughlin ripped both players for being “disrespectful” and “selfish.”“Their behavior was unbecoming of a professional football player,” Coughlin said in a statement.Fournette has proven to be far from an ideal pro in Jacksonville, and it’s clear the team is growing tired of his unchanging ways.A team captain and the centerpiece of the team’s offense Corey Grant Jerseys 2019 , Fournette is due to make $7.1 million in the final two years of what had been a fully guaranteed, four-year rookie deal worth $27.15 million. If Fournette fails to successfully appeal the void, the Jaguars could cut him without incurring any future financial obligations. It also might make trading for him more attractive to other teams considering the reduced financial risk.The fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft has missed 11 games in two seasons because of injuries and suspensions. Fournette ran for 439 yards and five touchdowns in eight games this season. He ran for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.But he also was suspended one game in 2017 for leaving early during the bye week and suspended a week without pay for leaving the bench, running across the field and instigating a fight with Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson on Nov. 25. Fournette lost nearly $100,000 in salary during the weeklong suspension. It could cost him considerably more if the Jaguars decided to cut him with no guaranteed money remaining.Jacksonville also could give him a chance to change his ways. He’s due to make $2.9 million in 2019.Coughlin Black Lerentee McCray Jerseys , coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell all will return next season , and Marrone said fixing the team’s culture will be a priority.“We have a ways to go, and that starts with me,” Marrone said. “When you sit here and ask about the culture and what it may be, maybe it’s not, that falls on me. I did not do a good job there Chris Conley Jersey , period. That’s one of the things I’m hard on myself, but I’m also honest with myself.“At the end of the day, we can talk about this player or that player and the locker room and all of that. That’s all on me. That’s all on me.” Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was questionable headed into Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, missing practice all week with a knee injury. When the Jaguars brought up a cornerback from their practice squad on Saturday and it seemed inevitable that Ramsey wasn’t going to go. He warmed up Sunday morning and told head coach Doug Marrone he was ready to play and boy was he.Ramsey was thrown at 14 times on Sunday, but he allowed just five receptions for 58 yards and most of those were contested catches or a spectacular catch by the receiver with good coverage. Ramsey nearly picked off Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and made many other fantastic plays all while clearly gutting out an injury.“Yeah, once I put my mind to something Lerentee McCray Jerseys 2019 , I do everything in my power to get it done out there. I just thank God,” Ramsey said about playing through the injury. “It was hurting throughout the game.”The biggest play of the game Ramsey played however was a tackle at the end of the game. Luck hit tight end Andrew Swoope on a four yard pass and as Swoope made his way to the sideline Ramsey came flying down the field and took out his legs, upping him in the air to make the stop. Surprisingly, the ref ruled forward progress stopped and rolled the clock, ending the game.“That’s what the refs called,” Ramsey said. “I knew that I did chop his outside leg to keep him inbounds as best as I could and then I just got up and saw him whining Black Barry Church Jerseys , so I was happy.”The defense as a whole had an impressive day on Sunday, but considering what Ramsey was working through he was by far the most impressive player on the field.