Maurice Jones-Drew is no closer to returning to the Jacksonville Jaguars. His holdout is expected to last until the end of the month, and potentially into September. Reported by ESPN.com
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So says a source familiar with the situation who told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday. According to the source, the Jaguars and Jones-Drew have been in constant contact during his holdout, speaking almost daily. The communication between the sides was termed as cordial, the source said. Jacksonville has said it will not renegotiate Jones-Drew's original five-year, $31 million deal, which has two years and roughly $9 million left on it.