Report Says Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew Won’t Get the Deal He Wants

Pro Football Weekly is talking about Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who is not a happy camper these days and wants a new contract.

The story states that Jones-Drew isn’t going to get what he wants from the Jags, and that he could be a big distraction once he shows up this summer.

Maurice Jones-Drew is unhappy about his contract, and he is staying away from Jaguars offseason team activities to show his displeasure with the five-year deal he signed prior to the 2009 campaign.

Our sources in North Florida tell PFW the contract extension that Jones-Drew is pining for isn’t coming anytime soon.

Jones-Drew, the 2011 NFL rushing champion, has yet to say publicly that his absence from OTAs is because he wants an extension; rather that information was revealed by head coach Mike Mularkey last week. Word is Jones-Drew likely will join his teammates June 12 for mandatory minicamp to avoid having his salary docked. We’re also hearing that Jones-Drew is likely to downplay his absence, pointing to his preference to work out in his home state of California during the offseason rather than as a sign of unhappiness about his current deal.

The biggest question, we hear, regarding the Jones-Drew situation isn’t whether the Jaguars, who control his rights for the next two years, will offer him an extension — it is what type of presence will Jones-Drew be once he joins the team this summer.

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