Jaguars Remove Jalen Ramsey Signage From TIAA Bank Field
Taking down banner at TIAA Bank Field that includes Jalen Ramsey pic.twitter.com/f5aK4i6mH5— John Reid (@JohnReid64) October 17, 2019
The Jaguars trading CB Jalen Ramsey to the Rams on Tuesday brings the need to "scrub his presence" from signage outside TIAA Bank Field, according to Garry Smits of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. The two most prominent images of Ramsey were "on large signs sponsored by" locally-based Dream Finders Homes near Gate 1 and the practice field. But by 2:00pm ET Thursday, "both were down, although the one near Gate 1 required some acrobatics from the workers." Ramsey's sign was situated in the middle between Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye and DE Yannick Ngakoue and "connected by a series of hooks," so workers had to "rappel over the side of the stadium and down, stopping every few feet to disconnect Ramsey's banner from his two former teammates." Ramsey's picture also was "on a panel truck and on a series of pennants hanging from light posts in the stadium parking lots." There was still "one place Ramsey's No. 20 was visible" as of Thursday: the Jaguars' online shopping site. The team was "offering three Ramsey jerseys at discounted rates." But the website also "promoted the NFL's return policy on the jerseys of players who have been traded" (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 10/18).