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Unlike last season, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has already reached out to his head coach.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew didn't report for any of the teams offseason activities. Jones-Drew also reportedly spoke to then new head coach Mike Mularkey sparingly and not until the offseason activities began.
Fast forward to the 2013 offseason and the Jaguars star running back has already reached out to new head coach Gus Bradley. The CBA limits what coaches and players can speak about, but Bradley told WOKV news in an interview that Jones-Drew reached out to him on the day he was hired.
It also appears that Jones-Drew isn't planning on holding out of any offseason activities, even if he can't participate in them.
Jones-Drew said if #Jaguars hold first mini-camp in April before draft, he will attend even if not cleared to participate.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) January 30, 2013
This is seemingly a complete 180 degree turn from last offseason, but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the fact that Jones-Drew likely won't be able to get a new contract, or if it was something deeper.