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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey remains on pace to return for training camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cornerback Jalen Ramsey is still on pace to be on the field when the Jacksonville Jaguars begin training camp in late July.

General manager Dave Caldwell said Friday that Ramsey's rehab is going well. Ramsey had surgery on May 25 to repair a small tear in the meniscus in his right knee.

"You see him walking around," Caldwell said. "[He] feels great, and I think the expectation is that he'll be 100 percent ready for training camp and probably before that."

Ramsey, whom the Jaguars took with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, has attended the past two organized team activities. He suffered the injury during Phase 2 of the offseason conditioning in mid-May.

The Jaguars were planning on playing the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Ramsey strictly on the outside, but coach Gus Bradley said Ramsey picked the defense up so quickly before his injury that they are considering giving him some reps as the nickel back when he returns.

"That’s what we’d like to do," Bradley said. "We’re going to make sure we don’t put too much on his plate but if he can handle it, we’ll teach him both."