Ramsey had eight solo tackles and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Steelers.
Ramsey led the Jaguars in tackles as the defense held the Steelers scoreless until late in the third quarter, but were unable to continue that effort through the end of the game. Antonio Brown totaled five catches for 117 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets, but a 78-yard touchdown against zone coverage accounted for most of the damage. Ramsey and the Jags defense will have a much different assignment next week as they head on the road to face the Bills.
Ramsey would draw plenty of interest if he were to land on the trading block during the upcoming offseason, but the Jaguars were swift to terminate the rumors involving an integral part of their defense. Ramsey has statistically regressed throughout his third season with just four passes defensed in nine games, but he continues to create matchup issues for even the game's top receivers.
Ramsey had three solo tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Eagles in London.
Ramsey's first interception of the season came in the first quarter as he intercepted Carson Wentz when he attempted to connect with Joshua Perkins in the end zone. The 24-year-old has 23 tackles (21 solo) and four passes defensed through the first eight games of the season, both of which are on pace for career lows. The Jaguars have a much-needed bye in Week 9 as they are currently on a four-game losing streak.
Ramsey was initially given 50-50 odds to play when given the questionable tag Friday, but it was reported earlier Sunday that he was expected to play, so this is mostly confirmation. The 23-year-old won't have one of his tougher assignments Sunday, as the Cowboys continue to rely on RB Ezekiel Elliott to power their offense with a mostly anemic passing game.
Ramsey (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rapoport relayed that Ramsey once looked like a 50-50 proposition to play, but his limited practices Thursday and Friday were apparently enough to convince the Jaguars he'll be ready to go. While the Jaguars will certainly welcome Ramsey's presence, he'll get one of his easier weeks of the campaign Sunday against a Dallas wideout group that has been among the NFL's least productive this season. As per usual, the Cowboys figure to lean heavily on bell cow Ezekiel Elliott, assuming game flow allows for it.
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