JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Maurice Jones-Drew on the reserve/did not report list, an indication they don’t expect their star player to show up to training camp anytime soon.
The Jaguars signed fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou to take his spot on the 90-man roster.
Ta’ufo’ou has spent time with Chicago, Cleveland, Denver and Tennessee. But he hasn’t played in a regular-season game. Ta’ufo’ou gives the Jaguars four fullbacks, including Greg Jones, Brock Bolen and Montell Owens. Another fullback, Naufahi Tahi, left the team Friday in what coach Mike Mularkey called a family decision.
Jones-Drew, meanwhile, is holding out in hopes of getting the team to renegotiate his contract. He has two years remaining on a five-year, $31 million deal. The team says it has no plans to renegotiate.