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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Report: Maurice Jones-Drew to return to the Jaguars today

FRom: REdzone.org

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who held out from training camp in the hopes of getting a new contract, will report to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, a source familiar with the situation told Adam Schefter of  ESPN.

His holdout reached its 38th day Saturday, tying former receiver Jimmy Smith (2002) for the longest holdout in Jaguars history.

The star running back wants a new deal after leading the league with 1,606 yards rushing last season. He has two years remaining on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013.

The Jaguars did not give him a new contract, according to the source. It's possible they could waive the $1.2 million in fines he accrued during his absence, though that is unclear.


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