Rumors that Maurice Jones-Drew will report to camp this weekend have given Jacksonville Jaguars fans, as well as Fantasy Football owners, something to look forward to this holiday.
The multiple-threat running back, who led the NFL in rushing last season with 1,606 yards, has been holding out for a new contract. Jaguars owner Shad Khan took a hard line and refused to renegotiate a five-year, $31-million deal that Jones-Drew signed in 2009.
Jaguars Coach Mike Mularkey said that he's heard the rumors of Jones-Drew returning to the team, "but nothing from people that need to tell me its firm. I have not heard from Maurice.”
Speculation has run rampant that Jones-Drew will report this weekend so he will be eligible to receive his salary this season, when he's due to make $9.1 million.