Even though running back Maurice Jones-Drew intends to holdout of Jacksonville Jaguars training camp which begins on Thursday, team management has no plans to give him a new contract, owner Shad Khan told the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday.
Jones-Drew is not expected to report.
"There'’s no decision here,''’’ Khan told the Times-Union. “"It'’s his choice. There'’s been very little for us to do rather than wait on whatever he might chose to do,’>
The former UCLA standout has two years left on the five-year, $31 million contract he signed in 2008. The deal, though, is frontloaded and he received $21 million over the first three years with $9.4 million due over the next two. As a result, he has been looking for a restructured deal and has missed all of the team's offseason activities as a result.
Jacksonville has not budged, though.
"“There'’s more than 50 players under contract," Kahn added. "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?"