NFLPA opens inquiry of Jaguars after Tom Coughlin email

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The Jaguars hired Tom Coughlin to be their executive vice president of football operations on Jan. 9.

Since then, the NFL Players Association is known to have begun at least two separate inquiries related to the club’s front-office activity, the latest of which reportedly involves an email Coughlin sent to several players.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Coughlin requested via email for certain players under contract to report for a physical earlier this month. The union is looking into the offseason request, specifically in regard to its allowance under the collective bargaining agreement.

A Jaguars and NFL spokesman both declined comment when reached by PFT.

This grievance from the NFL Players Association is not a total surprise, having been foreshadowed earlier this month. The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported on March 2 there was discontent among agents and the union at the NFL Scouting Combine over the Jaguars requiring players without medical clearance to rehab at the facility four days a week.

Coughlin’s email similarly involves a request of injured players.  Per O’Halloran, player agents advised their clients to take the team’s physical as the union continued to explore the matter.

Earlier this off-season, former Jaguars defensive end Jared Odrick filed a $5.5 million grievance against the club, seeking to recoup guaranteed money. Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Jaguars contend Odrick “voided [the] guarantees by refusing checkups during injury rehab.” Odrick’s grievance has yet to be resolved, a source said Friday.

Any fallout related to Odrick’s situation is expected to be contained within the two parties.

If the Jaguars’ activity related to injured players is deemed a CBA violation, however, possible punishment could involve the forfeiture of a designated number of practices this spring.

 

 

39 responses to “NFLPA opens inquiry of Jaguars after Tom Coughlin email

  1. Unions are the shield in which pieces of excremental hide behind. Club pays you very well, and you don’t want reasonably respond to a club request?

  2. I thought it was clear violation of the CBA–the team or its personnel is to have no contact with players in this portion of the off-season. And thinking about it, it seems like a disproportionately large advantage for the organizations to conduct themselves in this manner but not at all fair to the employees that are subjected to losing their job if injured from prior season.

  3. “arvinkp says:
    Mar 24, 2017 7:55 PM
    Unions are the shield in which pieces of excremental hide behind.

    ————————

    Also the shield the saves people from getting screwed over by Big Business and the “free market” (crony capitalism). It’s a two way street. Pros and cons of unions.

  4. Losers don’t like winners telling them how to do things. We see it in Washington now and we see it with the Jaguars and their players.

    If TC tells you to jump, you should only say “how hi?”

  5. Oh no the humanity..
    Now this may hurt the Jags team chemistry and their chances for the playoffs..
    Losing those extra practices could hurt Blake Bortles development..
    Must stop.. Sarcasm overdose..

  6. If the Jags medical staff sends the email there’s no story here. They are allowed to have contact with players. Why Coughlin thought he could do it I have no idea. He should have known better.

  7. im not sure who i trust less here. unions are a socialist mechanism to subvert our morals. but i also dont beleive couhglin is capable of sending a e-mail. somethings fishy here.

  8. For years Coughlin thought “email” was short for “Ernie mail”, since he would hand the stamp to Accorsi to lick, put it on the envelope then send him out to post it.

  9. Seeing how hard the union got pants-ed on Deflategate, they are just trying to justify their existence on this. The NFLPA is a joke, there’s a reason Brady ran away from them until he had no choice.

  10. Having a real hard time giving a crap about this. Man, to be such big tough guys these football players sure do whine a lot

  11. this is what happens when you hire someone with no front office experience, thank god he is not our coach any more

  12. arvinkp says:
    Mar 24, 2017 7:55 PM
    Unions are the shield in which pieces of excremental hide behind. Club pays you very well, and you don’t want reasonably respond to a club request?
    _____________
    Unions gave us:

    5 day work week, 8 hour work days, vacation days, health insurance, dental insurance, pensions, 401K, and many more benefits that you take for granted.

  13. With what injured player are being paid, the teams have a right to see that their recovery and therapy are progressing in a manner that will permit them play in the up coming season.

    Motivated players won’t hold back on their rehabilitation. Those looking for only a pay day will.

  14. absolutevisuals says:
    Mar 24, 2017 8:03 PM
    “arvinkp says:
    Mar 24, 2017 7:55 PM
    Unions are the shield in which pieces of excremental hide behind.

    ————————

    Also the shield the saves people from getting screwed over by Big Business and the “free market” (crony capitalism). It’s a two way street. Pros and cons of unions.

    ——————–

    The fact is both of these statements (or at least the sentiments) are valid. Its forever a challenge to find that proper middle ground.

  15. ricko1112 says:
    Mar 24, 2017 10:02 PM
    arvinkp says:
    Mar 24, 2017 7:55 PM
    Unions are the shield in which pieces of excremental hide behind. Club pays you very well, and you don’t want reasonably respond to a club request?
    _____________
    Unions gave us:

    5 day work week, 8 hour work days, vacation days, health insurance, dental insurance, pensions, 401K, and many more benefits that you take for granted.
    ——————————————————————–
    5 day work week—-gone
    8 hour work day—-gone
    vacation days—–going
    health insurance—nuff said
    dental insurance—wow, you’re lucky!
    pensions———–taken away or better yet, stolen
    401k—————-if you’re lucky
    Truth is, since unions were for all intents and purposes gutted by Reagan, most of the benefits listed are disappearing. It is to the anti union crowd’s credit that they have been able to convince hard working people that wages that keep up with the cost of living and benefits to make those workers lives a tad less stressful are unnecessary or even bad. Convincing workers to take less and less for the workers own benefit. All the while moving those same workers job’s out of the country for even cheaper labor cost’s and of course more profit that they won’t pay taxes for in this country and will hide most of the money in offshore banks.

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