In and out: Ramsey active, Harrison to start

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JACKSONVILLE – Jalen Ramsey will play.

That was the major news for the Jaguars on Sunday morning, with the team also making a change at strong safety.

Ramsey, an All-Pro cornerback who never has missed a start in three NFL seasons, will be active against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville Sunday at 1 p.m. Ramsey, who did not practice Wednesday or Thursday because of a knee injury, was not among seven Jaguars inactives announced an hour and a half before kickoff.

Ramsey will make his 44th consecutive start to start his career.

The Jaguars also announced Sunday morning that rookie Ronnie Harrison will make his first career NFL start at strong safety. He will start in place of veteran Barry Church, a starter in all 28 games since joining the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys in the 2017 offseason.

The Jaguars' inactives Sunday: rookie wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (quadriceps), rookie cornerback Quenton Meeks (knee), linebacker Blair Brown, nose tackle Eli Ankou, linebacker Lerentee McCray (hamstring), offensive lineman Josh Walker (foot/ankle) and cornerback Tre Herndon (ankle).

Ereck Flowers will make a third consecutive start at left tackle for Walker, with Patrick Omameh starting at left guard for Chris Reed. Andrew Norwell, the starting left guard in the first 11 games of the season, was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury this week.

Abry Jones will start at nose tackle for Marcell Dareus with Dareus starting at defensive tackle in place of Malik Jackson.

Cody Kessler will make his first start at quarterback for the Jaguars Sunday, having been named the starter ahead of Blake Bortles on Monday. Bortles had started the Jaguars' last 72 regular-season games.

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