On Saturday, the Jaguars placed running back Maurice Jones-Drew on the Reserved List after he didn’t report to training camp. Jones-Drew is reportedly willing to skip camp in hopes to negotiate a new long-term contract.
“My sense right now, a few days into camp, is that it will go on into the summer,” writes Schefter.
However, last year’s league leading rusher’s hold out for a new contract has not been well received in the Jacksonville community. According to a poll by The Florida Times-Union, more than 85 percent of voters think Jones-Drew should honor the final two years of his contract.
Jones-Drew is currently slated to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million next season. There’s no doubt that he’s worth more money, but with the lack of public support, it appears the Jaguars have all the leverage. This hold out is showing signs that it could last well into summer.