The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player.
Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and a preseason game. The teams play Saturday.
Fowler was involved in several fights Sunday, including one after practice with fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.
Ramsey shouted profanities at media members who caught the altercation on video and later threatened reporters with “war” for releasing the video. Ramsey made his threat via Twitter.
The team released a one-sentence statement Sunday evening announcing the suspensions. Coach Doug Marrone is expected to address the decision Tuesday.
Ngakoue and Fowler exchanged words while walking off the practice field, prompting one skirmish. Ngakoue and Fowler got into it again outside the practice-field gates and had to be pulled apart by teammates, coaches and security personnel. General manager Dave Caldwell could be seen leading Ngakoue away by the wrist.
The suspension is the latest issue for Fowler, whose checkered past includes two arrests.
Browns “sticking” with Taylor
Baker Mayfield’s impressive preseason NFL debut hasn’t altered Cleveland’s quarterback rotation. The No. 1 overall draft pick threw two touchdown passes in Thursday’s win over the New York Giants, and his striking performance prompted cries that Mayfield should jump Tyrod Taylor and begin the season as the Browns starter.
But quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese quashed that idea Sunday, saying, “We have a plan and we’re sticking to it. Let’s get on with Tyrod as our starter. He’s our guy.”
Kansas City Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left practice Sunday to be evaluated for a concussion, while defensive tackle Xavier Williams (stinger) and running back Damien Williams (shoulder) also left early. ... San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon left practice with an injured right knee. The 49ers said McKinnon will undergo an MRI exam to determine the severity of the injury. McKinnon signed a $30-million, four-year contract in March. The 49ers already are without backup running back Matt Breida, who is out until the start of the regular season with a shoulder injury.