Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/12/13
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew wanted a new contract before the 2012 NFL season started after leading the league in rushing in 2011, so he did what most franchise running backs do, he held out. Jones-Drew did not get his new deal, instead he got a high six figures fine, and a slow start to his 2012 season.  All of those things into a disastrous end to his season and foot surgery. Jones-Drew spoke on Sirius XM NFL Radio, and per ESPN made it very clear that “he won’t hold out in 2013, and he’s done lobbying for a new deal.” “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 rushed for 414 yards before going down with the infamous foot injury October 21. “If the Jaguars want to do a new deal, I’m more than open to talk,” he told SiriusXM. “I’m not going to say I don’t want to go there. I’ve grown up there, this is where I started. I want to win a championship there.” “I’m in the last year of my deal,” Jones-Drew told SiriusXM. “Once again, people hate this word, but it’s part of the business. You know, it comes and it goes. Maurice Jones-Drew basically let it be known the Jaguars will franchise him in 2014, or he will walk as a free agent.  It may be too late at that point to get the money he wanted.
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