The Jacksonville Jaguars returned to the practice field on Tuesday for the start of mandatory mini-camp. During the past few weeks of organized team activities (OTAs), the Jaguars have been without All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and second-year running back Leonard Fournette. Both returned for the mandatory practices this week, as the OTAs are all classified as “voluntary”.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone kept constant contact with the players during the voluntary workouts, so it’s not like this was a big shock to anyone.
“I was talking to those guys during the week,” Marrone said when asked if he will talk to the players more since they’re now at practice. “Like I always told you guys, I always wanted to touch base, make sure where everybody is, what’s going on and if there is anything we can do to help in certain situations. [I ask], ‘How are workouts going? How are you doing?’ [I say] what the expectations are. The communication from that standpoint has been fine.”
As mentioned when it was reported neither were at OTAs, it’s not really a big deal nor something that anyone should worry over. Ramsey typically trains with his father anyway, and he’s never had any issues being in shape or on the field when it matters.