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Maurice Jones-Drew Holdout: Jaguars Should Offer Ultimatum

Maurice Jones-Drew is still holding out from joining the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since owner Shad Khan has indicated the organization has no willingness to offer the running back a new deal before the start of the season, SB Nation blog Big Cat Country is arguing that Jacksonville should offer an ultimatum and then be done with Jones-Drew:

Currently, the Jaguars can be fining Jones-Drew $30,000 a day during his hold out, which is now pushing nearly $1,000,000 in total fines as the Jaguars head towards their third preseason game. The Jaguars should publicly state that if Jones-Drew reports to the team by Friday (Aug. 24) and ends his hold out, they will waive the fines outright. If Jones-Drew does not report however, they will fully impose the $30,000-a-day fines he may be incurring.

For perspective, the fines alone would constitute one-ninth of the remainder of Jones-Drew's current contract ($9 million for two more seasons). And considering a trade seems like a far-fetched possibility, the Jags appear to have the upper hand at the moment.

For the latest on all things Jacksonville Jaguars, head over to Big Cat Country and join the discussion.

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