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Friday: Ramsey questionable, Chark out

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) on the sideline against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game Sunday, October 28, 2018 in London. (Rick Wilson via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – The concern over Jalen Ramsey remains real.

The Jaguars also will play Sunday without rookie wide receiver DJ Chark Jr., with his absence and the uncertainty around Ramsey's status the major news around the team on Friday.

Ramsey, the Jaguars' All-Pro cornerback who never has missed a start in his three NFL seasons, will enter the weekend listed as questionable with a knee injury for the Jaguars' game against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville Sunday at 1 p.m.

Head Coach Doug Marrone said early in the week he had a high level of concern over whether Ramsey will play Sunday, and said Friday that concern remains.

"I always have a concern when someone's not practicing," Marrone said.

Ramsey, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before being listed as limited for Friday's practice, was among seven players listed as questionable on Friday's game-status report. The others: safety Cody Davis (hamstring), safety Tashaun Gipson (ankle), cornerback Tre Herndon (ankle), cornerback Quenton Meeks (knee), linebacker Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and offensive lineman Josh Walker (foot/ankle). Gipson, like Ramsey, missed practice Wednesday and Thursday; the other "questionable" players worked limited all three days this week.

Meeks has missed the last three games with McCray missing two of the last three games and Walker missing the last two. Gipson and Ramsey have started all 11 games this season.

Chark was ruled out with a quadriceps injury for a second consecutive week.

Right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee), defensive end Calais Campbell (ankle), defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (back) and quarterback Blake Bortles (right wrist) all worked full Friday and are expected to be able to play Sunday.

Marrone said he didn't expect a roster move to be made before Sunday.

"If things remain the same as they are, I don't anticipate making a roster move with the short week next week," Marrone said, referring to the team's road game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tennessee, next Thursday. "We'll check the medical report and go through it, but if everything remains the same I don't anticipate making a roster move."

Quarterback Cody Kessler will make his first Jaguars start Sunday, with Marrone early this week moving Kessler into the lineup ahead of longtime starter Bortles. Quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich will call plays, with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett having been relieved of his duties Monday.

Marrone said he was happy with practice this week.

"I thought that was a good job," Marrone said. "It was a good transition. In other words, there weren't any hiccups with anything from a standpoint of staff, from a standpoint of players, from a standpoint of how everything went on the field.

"I think the true test will come on Sunday. Obviously, it's a performance-based business. We're going to have to perform Sunday."

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