JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- All but two of the Jaguars players are expected to report to training camp today.
ESPN is reporting that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not report to camp, which will officially make him a holdout. Although MoJo has two years remaining on his current contract. He wants a new deal after leading the NFL in rushing last season.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan and general manager Gene Smith are both on the record saying that the team will not be giving Jones-Drew a contract extension.
First-round pick Justin Blackmon is the team's only unsigned player. The Jaguars and Blackmon's agent have not come to an agreement yet. The main sticking point is the added language in the contract that would give the Jaguars protection on their investment if Blackmon has another incident.
The rookie wide receiver from Oklahoma State was arrested in early June and charged with DUI. Earlier this week, his lawyer entered a guilty plea. If he can avoid breaking the law for the next year, then he will not have to serve any jail time for his most recent arrest. He was also arrested while in college, but the original DUI charge was reduced to underage alcohol possession.
For the rest of the players who have reported to camp, they were able to get their first look at a newly renovated locker room. This project has been in the works for months and it is one of several upgrades that Shad Khan has made inside the stadium since becoming the team's owner in January. Other upgrades during Khan's ownership include a remodeled weight room and cafeteria.
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