Instant Debate: Breakout stars
A training camp absence by Jones-Drew is expected, so much so that first-year head coach Mike Mularkey has already been asked if he intends to fine Jones-Drew the $30,000 for each day he's a no-show at training camp.
Today, on the eve of training camp, owner Shad Khan says there are no plans to give the NFL's reigning rushing leader a new contract.
"There's no decision here," Khan told the Florida Times-Union. "It's his choice. There's been very little for us to do rather than wait on whatever he might chose to do."
Jones-Drew signed a four-year contract extension worth more than $30 million in 2009. A Pro Bowl honoree in each year of the contract thus far, Jones-Drew has two seasons and up to $9.65 million in total compensation remaining on the agreement, but none of those amounts are guaranteed. With Jones-Drew earning more than $21 million from the Jaguars over the past three seasons, he may have the war chest necessary to continue staying home from camp.