A lot of NFL coaches won’t play a player on Sunday who didn’t practice with the team on Wednesday, Thursday for Friday, but Jaguars coach Doug Marrone doesn’t adhere to that policy.
That’s good news for Jaguars second-year cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who missed a third straight day of practice on Friday but still stands a chance of playing on Sunday against the Titans.
Ramsey, who played all 79 snaps in the Jaguars season-opening victory over the Texans last week, has been out all week nursing an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for the game.
Marrone said he intends to play it “smart’’ with Ramsey, an indication that he’ll wait to see how Ramsey feels Sunday morning before deciding whether to dress him or not.
The good news coming out of the Jaguars clinic is that fellow cornerback A.J. Bouye (illness) was back on the field Friday and should start as usual on Sunday, though alongside who remains uncertain.
Should the Jaguars hold Ramsey out, they could move slot corner Aaron Colvin outside and use Tyler Patmon as the slot corner or keep Colvin in the slot and start Patmon outside.
Patmon, who didn’t play a single down on defense in the opener but got a lot of work while Ramsey and Bouye were out during the preseason and practiced with the first team all this week, said he’ll ready either way.
“I’ve been working both, just to be ready for every situation,’’ Patmon said. “(Practicing with the first-team) definitely helped me to see what Tennessee plans to run and feel out some of the routes and concepts.’’