- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey won’t play in the team’s preseason opener against the New York Jets on Thursday night.

The team said Ramsey, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in May, is being held out as a precaution. He hasn’t missed any time during training camp.

The fifth overall draft pick is expected to start the season opener Sept. 11 against Green Bay. In the meantime, the Jaguars plan to be extra cautious with Ramsey and other starters.

Three fellow starters - safety Tashaun Gipson (precaution), center Brandon Linder (groin) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) - also won’t play against the Jets. Beachum, receiver Rashad Lawrence, running back Jonas Gray, defensive end Jonathan Woodard, center Luke Bowanko, guard Kadeem Edwards, receiver Shaq Evans and defensive tackle Sheldon Day didn’t even make the trip.


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