JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have reported for training camp without running back Maurice Jones-Drew and first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon.
Jones-Drew failed to show up for check-in Thursday, still seeking a new contract. Owner Shad Khan and general manager Gene Smith say they have no plans to negotiate a new deal with their star player.
Blackmon is one of a few rookies who remain unsigned. Complicating negotiations is that the fifth overall pick pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in Oklahoma earlier this week. The Jaguars want protection in case the former Oklahoma State receiver has another off-field incident.
Jones-Drew, who led the NFL in rushing last season with 1,606 yards, has two years remaining on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season.