Although the Jaguars didn’t officially announce the length of the suspension, Ian Rapoport reported that it would last one week for both players. We can now confirm that to be true. Doug Marrone addressed the media this morning, and repeatedly said that Ramsey and Fowler will return to the team this coming Monday.
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Marrone was asked several times about what his thought process was for the decision, but he would not comment on the specifics of the situation and wanted to keep it as an internal.
Fowler was involved in multiple scuffles during this past Sunday’s practice, including with tight end James O’Shaughnessy and fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.
A reporter asked Marrone specifically why Fowler was suspended and not Ngakoue, and if Fowler was the “aggressor” in the fight.
“Again, I’m not gonna [SIC] comment on that, you know, and I’m OK, I know that everyone has to ask it, but again, those decisions are internal, and team violations, and those are private.”
It’s also worth noting that the Jaguars head coach does not expect any problems in the locker room between Fowler and Ngakoue, or any of the other players.
Jalen Ramsey was suspended for going after the media. Marrone was also asked why Ramsey’s actions warranted the suspension:
“Again, I think that I’m not gonna [SIC] go through my thought process or what goes into it,” Marrone said. “I’ve spoken to the players, and (Ramsey and Fowler) will be back Monday.”
Moral of the story: Marrone was very tight-lipped on how the team is handling the suspensions, and what — if any — communication there will be between the suspended players and the Jaguars, but both players will be back Monday.