Originally written January 12, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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After unsuccessfully holding out last offseason and into training camp of 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday that he is not planning on asking the team for a long-term contract. "I went to them last year," Jones-Drew said during the interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. "It didn't work out. I'm not going to reach out to them because, you know, I just feel like I tried that last year (and) it didn't work." Jones-Drew was the NFL’s leading rusher in 2011, but after holding out for a new deal he was limited to 414 yards rushing before sustaining a season-ending foot injury on Oct. 21. Jones-Drew is entering the final year of his contract with Jacksonville, and the 27-year-old said he’s open to re-signing with the Jaguars. However, he won’t be the one demanding an extension this year, as Jones-Drew noted that the team will have to be the one to initiate negotiations. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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