No one seems to know whether Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming to camp or not.
But Jags owner Shad Khan said in unmistakeable terms that the veteran back isn’t getting the new contract he wants.
Khan told Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union there are no plans to give him a new deal.
“There’s no decision here,” Khan said. “It’s his choice. There’s been very little for us to do rather than wait on whatever he might choose to do.”
Asked if he had made a decision by not giving Jones-Drew the new deal he wants, Khan replied: “There’s more than 50 players under contract. There are other people under contract in management, coaches. Does that mean if you do it for one, you do it for everybody? Where do you draw the line?”
Jones-Drew has two years left on the five-year, $31 million deal he signed in 2008. He led the league in rushing last year and wants a new deal in light of contracts given to Matt Forte and Ray Rice, but it doesn’t sound like Khan’s budging.
Jones-Drew skipped the entire offseason, and hasn’t had any contact with coach Mike Mularkey.
If he doesn’t show, they can fine him $30,000 a day.
We’ll find out soon how serious Jones-Drew is, as the Jaguars report to camp tomorrow.