Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/30/14

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 27, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
So far this offseason, Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has stayed away from Jacksonville during voluntary team activities. There's been widespread speculation that the reason for his absence is that Jones-Drew wants a new contract, but both the team and Jones-Drew have been mum on the matter. That was until this afternoon when head coach Mike Mularkey confirmed to Tania Ganguli what we already assumed was the case, saying of Jones-Drew, "It's all voluntary. I wish he was here. He knows we wish he was here." "It's all voluntary. I wish he was here. He knows we wish he was here." Mike Mularkey on @Jones_Drew32 #Jaguars — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 15, 2012 Holdouts are nothing new to the NFL scene, especially among the elite players of the league. Some guys come back only when they're required to while others extend their holdouts until after the season starts. It remains unclear which category Jones-Drew wil...
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