17th April 2012, 10:40 PM
Jones-Drew skipping Jaguars' voluntary minicamp (Yahoo! Sports)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is skipping the team's voluntary orientation for veterans in what could be a contract dispute.
Jones-Drew is one of two players under contract not on hand for the three-day session, which began Tuesday. Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (eye surgery) also is sitting home.
Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing last season, gaining 1,606 yards for the league's worst offense. The All-Pro back has two years remaining on a five-year deal worth $31 million that he signed in 2009. The deal included $17.5 million guaranteed.
New coach Mike Mularkey says he had an idea Jones-Drew would not attend the minicamp because he skipped the last two weeks of offseason conditioning, but adds that he's unaware whether Jones-Drew's absence is contract related.
What's on a player's checklist when the NFL schedule is released?: http://t.co/WlAX8yJT
Contract disputes with Brees, Forte among the NFL's lingering offseason issues: http://t.co/cPuM6UOD @jasoncoleyahoo
Naming Joe Vitt as interim creates even more chaos for Saints: http://t.co/8bXdCcFa @MikeSilver
Source : http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jones-drew-skipping-jaguars-voluntary-211734427--nfl.html]Yahoo Sports[/url]
Similar Newsgab Articles:
Tags for this Thread