JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey could be sidelined for offseason workouts and maybe more because of a knee injury.
The team said Thursday that Ramsey, the fifth overall selection in the NFL draft, sustained a “small tear to the meniscus” in his right knee during on-field workouts earlier this week. The former Florida State standout will get a second opinion next week before deciding the next course of action.
It’s the second time in as many years that Jacksonville’s top draft pick was hurt long before training camp. Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the third overall pick in 2015, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first hour of a rookie minicamp last year and missed his entire rookie season.