The Jacksonville Jaguars began voluntary workouts this week, but running back Maurice Jones-Drew and kicker Josh Scobee were not present at Tuesday's OTAs, raising a few questions. For Scobee, he has yet to sign his franchise tender, and thus, can't participate. But the talk around Jones-Drew has been that he is hoping for a contract extension. Jacksonville coach Mike Mularkey confirmed as much earlier today, per Jaguars beat writer Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union:
"He's talked about trying to get an extension for his contract."
For now, though, Mularkey sounded OK with Jones-Drew's absence.
"It's all voluntary. I wish he was here. He knows we wish he was here."
Last season, the 5-foot-7 running back led the NFL in rushing yards with with 1,606 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns on 343 carries -- nearly five yards an attempt.
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