Posted April 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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.

Jones-Drew wants more money?

Maurice Jones-Drew is missing voluntary team workouts like usual, but a report says part of his absence is financially-driven.

Jones-Drew is a great player, not key to Jaguars' success

Go ahead. Read that title one more time to let it sink in. Now your job is to not judge this article or this opinion before you read the following. Let's jump straight in. ESPN's Paul Kuharsky gave a spot on analysis of the courtesy, or lack thereof, from Maurice Jones-Drew towards Mike Mularkey in regards to Jones-Drew not giving Mularkey a heads up that he wouldn't...

Ross allowed to attend Olympics during camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have given cornerback Aaron Ross permission to miss part of training camp to attend the Olympics and watch his wife run. Ross' wife, U.S. runner Sanya Richards-Ross, won gold in the 1,600-meter relay in 2004 and 2008 and captured bronze in the 400 meters in Beijing. But she is seeking her first individual Olympic gold medal...

Jaguars DT Knighton to miss majority of offseason

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will miss at least the next three months of the team's offseason program following eye surgery. Coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Knighton won't even be at the team facility during workouts, prompting some concern considering his history of weight problems. The 340-pound defender had surgery April 8 after being...

Blaine Gabbert finds Lombardis Advice ‘Comical’

After starting 14 games for the Jaguars last year, his team has his back. They’ve stuck around and haven’t gotten down on the 10th Overall Pick from last years draft. A lot of people outside of the team believe that Gabbert will be a bust. One such person being NFL Networks Michael Lombardi. Lombardi had these ‘kind’ words for Gabbert. “In my 20-plus years in the NFL, I...

Knighton to miss 'majority' of offseason

Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will miss three months of the team's offseason program as he recovers from an eye injury suffered when he was hit in the face with a bottle at a nightclub. Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey announced Monday that Knighton would be sidelined until training camp. "Terrance, due to the injury and the surgery, is going to miss the majority...

Jags sign kicker, linebacker, defensive tackle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed place-kicker Sam Swank, linebacker JoJo Dickson and defensive tackle David Howard. The first-year players will help the Jaguars get through veteran orientation beginning Tuesday. Place-kicker Josh Scobee, linebacker Paul Posluszny and defensive tackles Terrance Knighton and Tyson Alualu will miss the workouts....

Jaguars sign free-agent receiver Evans

The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran free-agent wide receiver Lee Evans. Evans, who has played eight seasons, was expected to sign the deal Monday when the Jaguars open their offseason veteran mini-camp, the Florida Times-Union and ESPN reported citing sources close to the team. Contract details were unavailable. Previously, the Jaguars...

Ross allowed to watch wife in London

Cornerback Aaron Ross didn't want to miss the Olympics again. Training camp prevented him from traveling to Beijing to see his then-girlfriend, U.S. runner Sanya Richards, compete four years ago. Now that they are married and with the London Games quickly approaching, Ross started setting up his trip even before he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars obliged,...

Jaguars allow Aaron Ross to watch wife at Olympics

The Jacksonville Jaguars are granting defensive back Aaron Ross permission to miss part of camp in August to see his wife run in the Olympics. Last Olympics in Beijing Ross was unable to watch then-girlfriend, U.S. runner Sanya Richards compete.  This time Ross began planning his trip to London to watch his wife even before he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars last month.  ...

Jaguars 2012 Schedule Released

When the 2011 Regular Season came to a close, we knew who the Jacksonville Jaguars would face in 2012, but we just didn't know when. In 2012, aside from their AFC South rivals, the Jaguars will go up against the NFC North, the AFC East, and play two conference games against Cincinnati and Oakland. The schedule was released tonight from the NFL, and the Jaguars will have one...

Jaguars officially ink Evans

As was reported yesterday, the Jaguars have officially signed former Ravens WR Lee Evans according to the team website. While Evans isn't a top-of-the-line receiver, he's yet another solid guy that certainly adds to the Jaguars less than stellar receiving unit. With this signing, the Jaguars are beginning to look like a very formidable team that could pose many problems...

Jones-Drew skipping Jaguars’ voluntary minicamp

The Jacksonville Jaguars opened a new era Tuesday without their star player. All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew skipped the opening day of the team’s voluntary orientation for veterans in what appears to be a contract dispute. Jones-Drew is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season, considerably less than fellow running backs Chris Johnson, Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch...
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