Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan had a somewhat encouraging if not cryptic comment regarding holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Tuesday afternoon:
Jags owner Shad Khan on Jones-Drew still being absent: "Train is leaving the station. Run, get on it."— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) August 21, 2012
Jones-Drew has been a no-show for Jaguars activities since workouts in April, and Khan stated back in July that there were no plans to give the running back a new contract before the start of this season. Khan has also stated that the holdout is "not a great concern:"
"I've been involved in many kind of industrial business dealings," Khan said. "I've encountered strikes and violence. And if you don't handle that, you're not around to see them through.
"Believe me, on a zero-to-10 level of stress, this doesn't even move the needle."
Jones-Drew has two years remaining on his contract with the Jaguars, which would pay him $9 million over two seasons. The six-year veteran was the bulk of the team's offense last season, rushing for 1,606 yards and eight touchdowns, in addition to 374 yards receiving and three touchdowns.