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Per Sources, Maurice Jones-Drew will report to the Jaguars training facility today.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who held out from training camp in the hopes of getting a new contract, will report to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Jaguars did not give him a new contract, according to a source. It’s possible they could waive the $1.2 million in fines he accrued during his absence, though that is unclear.
His holdout reached its 38th day Saturday, tying former receiver Jimmy Smith (2002) for the longest holdout in Jagaurs history.
The star running back wants a new deal after leading the league with 1,606 yards rushing last season. He has two years remaining on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013. (Credit ESPN.com)
Of course this is great news for the Jaguars who really don’t have any other options outside of MJD and now drafted Justin Blackmon. I don’t know what this will do for their entire season, they are not projected to be a playoff team. For the immediate future however it helps out big time.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Maurice Jones-Drew remains as passionate as ever about his value.
So when the Jacksonville Jaguars running back ended his 38-day holdout Sunday -- without a new contract -- he had no apologies, no regrets and no concerns about his standing with the franchise.
"I'm in a good place," he said. "I did something I felt was right, and I&...
Maurice Jones-Drew will begin the season much like he did his NFL career: as a backup and third-down running back.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey says he expects Jones-Drew to rotate in on third downs Sunday at Minnesota. Mularkey says the NFL's leading rusher in 2011 also will ''get a series'' in place of starter Rashad Jennings.
Mularkey says Jones...
I threw some tweets up as I watched Maurice Jones-Drew's presser this afternoon. Here's the highlights.
Jones-Drew handles himself wel with the media in person. Teaching about unilateral contracts now.
— The Jaggernaut (@The_Jaggernaut) September 2, 2012
MJD saying all he can control is his level of play, and he'll keep a high level of play.
— The Jaggernaut...
Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has ended his holdout, reporting for work today. Drew had missed the entire preseason and offseason due to displeasure with a contract that has two remaining years. He held out for 38 days. Now, the Jaguars have removed Jones-Drew from the reserve/did not report list.
There are so many of us that love to hate on ESPN, and today, they gave us one more reason to poke a little fun.
H/T to our own Mike Tiscione for the screen shot find.
I know that spelling isn't everyone's strong suit, but you'd think they'd have that little red squiggly line below the word "Jaugars" when they typed it up. Then again, when news breaks...
So Maurice Jones-Drew finally ended his holdout with Jacksonville on Sunday. Though no word on why he had a change of heart as of this typing, I have to assume he wanted to help Razzball writer Tehol Beddict further his tv career and me so I didn’t have to keep hearing ‘When is MJD going to come back? Why is he so high in your rankings if he’s a hold out? Why do you insist...
Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey acknowledged that Maurice Jones-Drew's use will be limited to occasional third-down carries in Sunday's season opener against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:That means Rashad Jennings is a must-start in Week 1, though it will be intriguing to see if the Jaguars give MJD any goal-line looks just a week after ending his holdout.
Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has reportedly ended his holdout.Jones-Drew reported to the Jaguars on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.Jacksonville's star running back was holding out in hopes of getting a new contract. Instead of a new deal, Jones-Drew amassed $1.2 million in fines during his absence.Jones-Drew...
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has ended his holdout and reported to the Jaguars on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The holdout ends at 38 days, and MJD assured fantasy owners that he was safe, and hence stuck to his word by reporting to the Jaguars prior to Week 1. He should be worked back into the offense slowly behind Rashad Jennings though.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who held out of training camp and missed all of preseason in hopes for a new contract, will report to the team on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter.
Jones-Drew did not receive a new contract from the Jaguars. He has accrued $1.2 million in fines for the holdout, but the team may waive the fines.
Jones-Drew wanted a new deal...
I wanna rock right now Juan…
Maurice Jones-Drew has folded. Now, what do we do with him in fantasy leagues? Since many leagues have already drafted MJD has probably fallen because of the holdout. It’s hard to even say when Jones-Drew will play. The Jaguars have a roster exemption, so they can wait to release a player until MJD actually plays.
This could be week 2 and...
Play-makers make plays. We have heard it repeatedly in the discussion of pivotal moments of a sports contest, and the NFL possesses these archetype talents in extreme fashion.The AFC South is saturated with skilled offensive weapons at the top of league.Including two running backs that finished in the top five for rushing yards in 2011 (1st - Maurice Jones-Drew; 5th - Arian Foster...