Jalen Ramsey shared an update on his status vs. Patriots after questioning the original reporting

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“Well, this is news to me.”

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Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey talks with head coach Mike McDaniel during a practice. Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP

Jalen Ramsey tried to clarify his status for this weekend’s Patriots-Dolphins game: It appears that cornerback Jalen Ramsey could make his Dolphins debut against the Patriots on Sunday, though it might not be as certain as was originally reported.

Ramsey, 29, was traded to the Dolphins in the offseason in a high-profile effort to upgrade Miami’s defense, but was injured training camp and required surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Originally ruled out until December, he has been ahead of schedule in his comeback.

On Thursday night, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter shared that the “Dolphins are planning for CB Jalen Ramsey to make his return Sunday,” and that the three-time first-team All-Pro was expecting to make his “Dolphins’ debut coming vs. the Patriots.”

Within minutes, Ramsey took to social media to offer his own version:

“Well, this is news to me,” Ramsey remarked of the report.

Eventually, he added his own update about whether or not he will play against New England.

“Full transparency, there’s a chance that I can play this Sunday, but that decision genuinely isn’t made yet so that is news to me just like it is to y’all,” he wrote.

The Dolphins got a measure of good news on Thursday, with wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Raheem Mostert returning to practice. Still, several notable players — including Ramsey, fellow cornerback Xavien Howard, and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle — remained listed as “limited” on the injury report.

Trivia: Jalen Ramsey was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Jaguars in 2016. Since that draft, five other cornerbacks have been taken in the top five. Can you name them?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: The teams that picked them were the Browns, Lions, Texans, Jets, and Seahawks.

Scores and schedule:

The Bruins blew a two-goal lead in the third period and lost to the Ducks at TD Garden on Thursday, 4-3. It was Boston’s first defeat of the season. The chance to turn the page begins tomorrow at home against the Red Wings at 7 p.m.

The Celtics face the Heat tonight in the home opener, with the game set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Revolution travel to Philadelphia to play the first game of the best-of-three MLS Cup Playoffs series against the Union. The game will get underway a little after 5 p.m.

And on Sunday, the Patriots will be in Miami the play the Dolphins at 1 p.m.

More from Boston.com:

Mike McDaniel’s take on the Patriots’ improvement: The Dolphins coach — in his own inimitable style — described how Bill Belichick’s team always improves as the season progresses.

On this day: In 2004, the Red Sox broke “the curse,” defeating the Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4 of the World Series to complete the sweep and win a championship for the first time in 86 years.

Daily highlight: During a fall scrimmage, Oklahoma softball infielder Avery Hodge made a spectacular diving catch before firing the ball to second to complete the double play.

Trivia answer: Denzel Ward, Jeff Okudah, Derek Stingley Jr., Sauce Gardner, Devon Witherspoon


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