Found July 02, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
ESPN’s John Clayton reported on SportsCenter that Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew “will” report before week one and even mentioned he may show up to training camp on time.
“I think he now realizes the team is going to do nothing as far as giving him anything on a contract,” said Clayton, per Rotoworld.com. “He has two years left on the contract. And even though he’s outperformed that contract, the organization feels as though they’ve come back, they’ve given him a deal even before he was a starter, and taken good care of him. … There’s no chance of him getting a new deal. I think he’ll be there for the start of training camp.”
As much as Jones-Drew wants a new deal, he really afford to hold out into training camp and even into the regular season. The fines that he would accumulate would be ridiculous.
BEST OF MAXIM
In the National Football League, it has become a common practice for players to sit out camp and hold out for more money when they are unhappy with their current contract. You know, the contract that they chose to sign for big bucks. It was not as if anyone held a gun to their head and forced them to sign for less money than they decided. They put their name to the paper and signed...
Here's to hoping that Josh Scobee doesn't leave the Jaguars for the same reason as Adam Podlesh did.
As I attempt to get back into things here at The Jaggernaut over the next month, I'll be taking a look at big topics. The first of which is the lack of progress made in Josh Scobee's contract situation.
Here's the truth of it. Brian McIntyre of NFL.com...
The culture of contract disputes used to viewed as a poisonous set-of-circumstances that happened only every now and then.
With the maturation of the CBA and the rules of free agency, it has become such a part of the game that there is not only one but there are several ongoing issues between players and management.
Here’s the top five that stand to sting their respective franchises...
According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees are still about $1 million apart from agreeing on a new contract.
“They’re really about a million dollars apart as far as trying to get a deal done,” said Clayton.
If both sides are so close to getting a deal done, the only reason I can think that they haven’t finalized anything...