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Jags' Ramsey optimistic

JACKSONVILLE — Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey believes he ended up with the "best-case scenario" regarding his right knee injury.

Ramsey, the fifth overall pick out of Florida State, had surgery last month to repair torn meniscus. He's back on the field and running, and should be completely cleared when training camp begins in late July.

"I did not want any time out, but it was best-case scenario," Ramsey said Wednesday, his first public comments since the injury. "So that's all I was hoping for and praying for. I was very happy."

Ramsey said he has no pain or swelling. The Jaguars plan to bring him along slowly even though he is eager to practice. Ramsey mentioned getting on the field for some snaps to defensive coordinator Todd Wash.

"You can tell he's got a little burr underneath the saddle," Wash said. "He's ready to get going."

Ramsey bristled when asked whether the injury had anything to do with a cartilage repair procedure he had done on the same knee in high school.

"I don't really know what that has to do with this," he said. "Like 100 percent that has nothing to do with anything."

DOLPHINS: Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones rejoined the team, confident he'll get the new contract he seeks. Jones missed the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday and also skipped earlier organized team activities, which were voluntary. "I missed my teammates," he said of returning. "I feel confident that the organization and my agent will work something out."

JETS: Cornerback Darrelle Revis participated in practice for the first time since having surgery on his right wrist in March. He took part in position drills but did not practice during team drills — something he hopes to do when training camp starts in late July.

RAVENS: Oft-injured left tackle Eugene Monroe was released. Since signing a five-year, $37.5 million extension in 2013, Monroe provided little. He missed five games in 2014, played in six games last season then had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum. His departure paves the way for top draft pick Ronnie Stanley to earn a starting job.

LAWRENCE PHILLIPS LEFT NOTE: A California coroner says imprisoned former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips had a "Do Not Resuscitate" note taped to his chest when he was found hanging in his cell. The autopsy report released Wednesday said a deputy Kern County coroner found another note and a picture of Phillips and an unnamed child tucked into Phillips' left sock. The coroner ruled that Phillips committed suicide in Kern Valley State Prison in January.

Jags' Ramsey optimistic 06/15/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:01pm]
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