Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/28/12
Maurice Jones-Drew officially became a holdout on Thursday by not reporting for the first day of Training Camp. MJD is underpaid, making just 9.3 million combined over the next two seasons and at age 27, he’s wise to hold out for one last big payday, especially since it looks like he’ll be stuck on a losing team for at least another year. However, the Jaguars still say they have no intentions of negotiating with Maurice Jones-Drew and want him to “fulfill his commitment,” though the Jaguars, like every other team in the league, often don’t fulfill their commitments to underachieving and overpaid players and cut them. Jaguars fans should be prepared for a lengthy game of chicken between Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars’ front office. One side will almost definitely cave before the start of the season, so I don’t expect Maurice Jones-Drew to miss any games, but missing Training Camp and the Preseason, much like Chris Johnson did last offseason, could have a major negative effect on ...
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