The NFL Players Association may be filing a grievance against the Jaguars, according to Mike Garofolo of NFL.com. According to the report, the Jaguars under Tom Coughlin’s lead have mandated that injured players spend at least four days a week rehabbing in Jacksonville during the offseason, until they are medically cleared. Apparently the NFLPA has taken issue with this, and is considering filing a grievance against the team.
"It is rubbing a group agents and the NFL Players Association the wrong way," Garafolo said. "One of the things that they are currently dealing with is the Jaguars have told their injured guys, the guys who were injured at the end of this past season, and were not medically cleared -- that they want them back in Jacksonville rehabbing for four days a week. Well, now the union and the agents are looking at this and saying, 'this is not part of the offseason program, you can't require this. You can't tell my guy he has to go back and rehab in Jacksonville.' So they are exploring the possibility of filing a grievance."
Garafolo adds that the Jaguars believe that they are in full compliance with the CBA, and have not violated any rules. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this, if anything. We will update this story as more information becomes available.