[Note by River City Rage, 05/29/08 10:48 AM EDT ]: From the Florida Times Union:
Paul Spicer has decided to join the Jaguars voluntary offseason workouts even though he has yet to get a contract extension.
Spicer, who is in the final year of his contract, has been skipping the offseason workouts because he’s unhappy with the Jaguars’ offer.
After agent Drew Rosenhaus posted a clip on YouTube saying that Spicer would attend the mandatory workouts, he was contacted by the Times-Union and declined to comment further.
He then called back and said he talked to Spicer last night and Spicer has decided to attend the voluntary workouts "in the near future" because he felt too much was being made of his absence.
Spicer is expected to join the team Thursday for the final OTA this week.
A regular reader of Big Cat Country (Jaggernaut) reports Sam Kavouris said it on the news this evening. Honestly, I live in Tampa and don't remember this guy from my years in Jacksonville so I'm unaware of his precise role in the newsroom. If anyone has confirmation or information on Mr. Kavouris please comment below.
This would mark Spicer's first appearence at OTA's this year. He supposedly worked in the off-season to focus on improving his speed and pass rushing ability. It was widely uttered that he wasn't satisfied with the Jaguars contract extension offer, and if he is now attending OTA's then one side caved to get the deal done. Something tells me it wasn't Spicer in a rush to get a deal done and get back to "voulntary activities". The Jags probably upped the ante and promptly instructed him to step up and start setting a good example for the new talent. A contract dispute could cost us more in the long run.
[Note by River City Rage, 05/29/08 12:35 PM EDT ]: Paul Spicer's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to the fans to explain his clients desire for a new contract. Spicer, feels as though he belongs in the top 50 defensive linemen as far as salary goes, and makes his case in this YouTube video. Many fans have a resentment toward Rosenhaus because of his antics with Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson. In this case, no threat of holdout is made, he is attending today's OTA, and he will participate in Minicamp and Training Camp. I have no doubt that a deal is reached