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Jaguars 2018 Training Camp: Fowler, Ramsey return

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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) poses for a picture prior to a NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Logan Bowles via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – Jalen Ramsey is back. So is Dante Fowler Jr.

As expected.

The two former first-round selections returned to the Jaguars Monday following a one-week suspension, with Head Coach Doug Marrone briefly discussing their return during his media availability Monday morning.

The team also announced the expected return to practice Monday of several injured players – including guard Andrew Norwell – but the early topic of Marrone's availability was the return of Ramsey and Fowler.

"They're back, and we're ready to go," Marrone said as the team prepared for another full week of training camp practices, a week that will end with a Preseason Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons at TIAA Bank Field Saturday at 7 p.m.

"We've got to focus on getting ourselves ready for Atlanta."

The Jaguars suspended Ramsey and Fowler on August 12 for violation of team rules and for conduct unbecoming of a Jaguars player.

Ramsey, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, was a first-team Associated Press All-Pro cornerback and Pro Bowl selection last season. Fowler, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, registered eight sacks last season and two more in the postseason as a pass-rushing defensive end.

Marrone was asked if he met with Fowler and Ramsey Monday.

"I meet with a lot of players; I really do," Marrone said. "I meet with players all the time and I talk to all the players. It's the same thing: I meet with them. I talk to them. But the same way: I'm going to keep those conversations private and keep moving along."

Marrone on Monday also addressed the status of starting center Brandon Linder.

Linder, who left a preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday with a knee injury, will miss practice Monday.

"I just think he's sore and I think we're going to be smart," Marrone said. "I'm not going to try to rush back, push back. We'll see how he is day-to-day. I'm going to make sure – like I would with any other player … we're not going to do anything stupid."

While Linder will not practice Monday, the team announced that both Norwell and starting right tackle Jermey Parnell will practice.

When Linder left the game early Saturday, the Jaguars were without their starting center (Linder), starting left guard (Norwell) and starting right tackle (Parnell). The lone starters playing at the time were second-year left tackle Cam Robinson and fourth-year right guard A.J. Cann.

Norwell and Parnell both have missed the first two preseason games.

Also Monday:

*The Jaguars announced that the following players were expected to return to practice Monday: safety Cody Davis, safety Tashaun Gipson, Norwell, Parnell, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and rookie defensive lineman Taven Bryan. All missed Saturday's game against Minnesota, with Bryan – the No. 29 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft – having missed the first two preseason games.

*The Jaguars announced that the following players were not expected to practice Monday: Linder, safety Don Carey (hamstring), linebacker Brooks Ellis, guard Chris Reed (knee), nose tackle Eli Ankou (knee), defensive end Dawuane Smoot (ankle) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (pectoral). Carey and Reed both were injured against the Vikings, while Dareus missed the game. Neither Ankou nor Smoot have played in either of the first two preseason games.

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