Jaguars Training Camp: Players Facing Fines If Injuries Revealed

Don't expect to hear too many details about injuries -- at least not from the players themselves.

Following the Jacksonville Jaguars' first day of training camp on Friday, new head coach Mike Mularkey announced one new policy change: a fine. According to Mularkey, players will now be fined $10,000 should they reveal any details regarding their respective injuries.

"I'm very adamant about not speaking about it because of the competitive edge," Mularkey said. "I'm not talking about minimal things, but every team is looking for an edge to winning a game. Anything I know about a guy, anything I know is hurting on him, any comment he makes will play into how they attack a team or a position."

The coach revealed the news to the team during a meeting on Thursday.

"I didn't want to be a coach to fine people and I certainly didn't want to be a head coach to fine people," Mularkey added. "Unfortunately, there's some people that don't understand how to do things the right way. ... I had it up there more than once. Coordinators were told prior to that meeting every two weeks, two to three weeks I want you to stand in front of that room and tell them we're not going to talk about injuries."

Greg Aiello, an NFL spokesman, told the Florida Times-Union, that the league is looking into whether it violates the CBA.

Though, Rashean Mathis said the players were OK with the decision from Mularkey."We're supporting the coach and that's what it's all about," Mathis said. "It's nothing but positive things coming from him. We like his attitude, we like how he's being honest with us. I think that's the big picture. We have his back because we know he has ours at the end of the road.

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars visit SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country. Still not enough football news for you? Check out SB Nation's NFL hub for more on all 32 NFL teams throughout training camp and the regular season.

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