JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars bows after a fourth-quarter touchdown run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 11, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Jones-Drew scored four times and the Jaguars won 41 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is skipping the Jaguars three-day mandatory minicamp, which can potentially make him subject to up to $60,000 in fines. There have also been reports that the hold out could last until training camp and even spill into the regular season. If the hold out does spill into the regular season, Jones-Drew could be missing games and lose out on any leverage he had.
If Jones-Drew is willing to sit out the 2012 season to try to force a new deal, he's not going to do anything but waste a potential earning year. Jones-Drew has two years left on his contract and if he doesn't show up by Week 9 of the regular season he won't accrue an official NFL season. This means that after 2012 if he reports after Week 9 Jones-Drew would still have.... two years left on his contract.