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Jaguars GM: Jalen Ramsey 'will play a lot this year'

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Jacksonville Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey will get a second opinion on his torn meniscus this week, to determine the complete severity of the knee injury.

General manager Dave Caldwell told Peter King of The MMQB this weekend that he's confident the tests will come back positive after the rookie sees Dr. James Andrews either Monday or Tuesday. Caldwell noted that Ramsey's knee injury isn't nearly as severe as the ACL tear 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. suffered last May.

The team announced Ramsey had successful cartilage repair surgery on the medial side of his right knee while the player was in high school.

"Jalen will play a lot of football for us this year. It's not anywhere near as severe as Dante's," Caldwell said.

In the same report, however, one unnamed source told King the coaching staff is still "holding their breath" that the second opinion on the No. 5 overall pick will confirm the injury is minor.

Ramsey signed his rookie contract over the weekend. Now he hopes to follow that up with some good news from the doctor.

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