Don’t expect Maurice Jones-Drew’s holdout to end soon.
Although Jones-Drew’s camp and the Jaguars are in regular contact, his holdout is expected to last until the end of August and possibly into September, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Schefter reports that the Jaguars and Jones-Drew have been speaking almost every day during training camp, and that the communication is “cordial.” You know, except for the part about how Jones-Drew is refusing to show up for work until the Jaguars give him more money, and the Jaguars are telling him he can either honor his contract or find a new line of work.
Jones-Drew still has two years left on the five-year, $31 million contract he signed in 2008. Eventually, he’s likely to get back to work and play for the $4.5 million he’s slated to get paid this year. But that’s probably not going to happen until just before the start of the regular season.