The Jacksonville Jaguars nearly suffered a major blow earlier this year when first-round draft pick Jalen Ramsey went down with a partially torn meniscus. Luckily, it was only a minor injury and it looks like he will be ready for training camp later this week.
Mark Long of the Associated Press said that he spoke with Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell, who told him both Ramsey and defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks would be “full go” when the team’s camp opens on Thursday. Marks suffered a torn triceps during the 2015 season and missed the last seven games of the year.
Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell says CB Jalen Ramsey & DT Sen'Derrick Marks will be full go when camp opens Thursday
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) July 25, 2016
Jalen Ramsey underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his knee, which he injured during rookie training camps in May, and was back on his feet just a month later. He will likely compete for a starting job in an already-loaded secondary that features Prince Amukamara, Davon House and Aaron Colvin at the cornerback position.
As for Marks, he should provide a big boost as he pairs up with free agent signee Malik Jackson on the interior of the defensive line. He has been the one of the best defensive players for the Jaguars when he is healthy has he has recorded 62 tackles and 13 sacks across the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The Jaguars open the season on Sept. 13 when they host the Green Bay Packers.