Jones-Drew to skip mandatory mini-camp

Maurice Jones-Drew will not be on the field when the Jacksonville Jaguars assemble for mandatory mini-camp work today, says

That means Jones-Drew, who has stayed away from the Jaguars' voluntary OTAs, can be fined up to $60,000 if he misses the three-day mandatory sessions.

Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said Jones-Drew wants a new contract, but the club is holding fast that he honor the final two years of his current deal.

"He has expressed that he would like to renegotiate and we have expressed, again, that we feel he has a contract with two years left and we expect him to fulfill those obligations," Smith said.

How long this stalemate continues could wind up being one of the more interesting storylines of training camp this summer.

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