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This Given Sunday:
Fantasy football is a guilty addiction of many of today's football fans. It's gained popularity to the point that players routinely participate in various fantasy football leagues. One of the top potential holdouts of the 2012 season, Maurice Jones-Drew, is one of those players that participates in various fantasy leagues, and if he intends on winning his most recent league, he won't be missing any gametime.
With the 1st pick in the Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, Jaguars RB Maurice @Jones_drew32 selects....Jaguars RB Maurice @Jones_drew32
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) July 19, 2012
Now I know that there's nothing binding about picking oneself in a fantasy league, but Maurice Jones-Drew is a very competitive person. The feeling around the league is that he may miss some training camp time, but the Jaguars have no interest in negotiating a new deal with 2 full years left on his contract. Missing games does nothing to help Jones-Drew in his pursuit of a ...
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Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor was interviewed by 1010XL 92.5 in Jacksonville and indicated that he believes Maurice Jones-Drew will likely hold out from training camp.
“He understands it’s a young man’s game. … He’s trying to use whatever leverage he has,” said Taylor, via Big Cat Country.
“I think (Jones-Drew) will continue...
The Jacksonville Jaguars will not budge regarding offering running back Maurice Jones-Drew a new contract, according to Pete Prisco.
Even with Jones-Drew on the verge of a training camp holdout, Jacksonville has no interest in negotiating a new deal. This situation will get ugly fast, and Rashad Jennings would be the No. 1 RB for the Jaguars if MJD ultimately decides...
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According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon’s contract may not get done in time for training camp.
“I spoke with someone familiar with the negotiations who wasn’t sure Blackmon’s deal would get done by the start of training camp,” wrote Ganguli.
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According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, contract talks between the Jacksonville Jaguars and wide receiver Justin Blackmon are being held up because of his recent DUI arrest.
The Jaguars clearly want to make sure they protect themselves in case Blackmon makes another bone-headed decision off the field, like Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks.
Fred Taylor is arguably the face of the Jacksonville Jaguars in terms of the franchise's on-field accomplishments. So when Taylor has an opinion to voice about the team, it will draw some attention. Taylor says on 1010XL Radio in Jacksonville (via Big Cat Country) that he believes current Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will hold out from training camp in a dispute over...
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars and wide receiver Justin Blackmon are expected to ramp up talks soon.
“Per a source with knowledge of the negotiations (or, more accurately, non-negotations), the two sides will start talking more seriously soon,” reported Florio.
“Complicating matters is the fact that Blackmon is sandwiched...
Robert Griffin III is signed, Andrew Luck should soon follow suit. Griffin's deal is expected to make it easy for the other top eight players in the draft to sign their contracts, right? In Justin Blackmon's case, we wouldn't be as confident, Tania Ganguli spoke to someone familiar with Blackmon's negotiations who wasn't so sure he would be in camp on time. The...
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