With Jalen Ramsey having surgery, could injuries take a major toll on the potentially great Jacksonville Jaguars defense before it ever takes the field?
The Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t particularly quite about their intentions to try and make their defense elite. Said unit was undoubtedly their strength a year ago. However, they went aggressively into free agency for another year and improved it further.
Calais Campbell was one of their prized additions, beefing up their defensive front to make it even more formidable. Then the Jaguars turned their focus to the secondary, brining in the top-rated free-agent cornerback by most in A.J. Bouye and a strong safety talent in Barry Church. With those two joining Jalen Ramsey and Tashaun Gipson, the Jaguars secondary appeared formidable, as did the entire defense.
Before training camp has even arrived, however, there are unpleasant signs for the Jaguars defense. Most recently, Ramsey announced via social media that he’d undergone surgery for a core muscle injury that limited him in offseason workouts, per The Florida Times-Union. That surgery will keep him out for approximately six weeks, but shouldn’t keep him out of all of training camp.
The concern, however, is derived from the fact that the entire secondary has been dealing with injuries this offseason. Bouye, Gipson, Church and Aaron Colvin have all missed time this offseason to this point. Meanwhile, Colvin, Gipson and Church are “expected” back for camp, but there’s nothing certain with their situations.
At full strength, there’s no denying the talent that the Jaguars defense boasts. What’s more, their…
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