Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not be present for the start of the team's voluntary orientation mini-camp, Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports.
First-year head coach Mike Mularkey said that franchised kicker Josh Scobee and injured defensive tackle Terrence Knighton would not be present for the mini-camp, but was unsure of who else might be absent.
"Not that I know of as of right now," Mularkey said. "Again, this is a voluntary phase of our off-season and we’d like to have them all here, but we’ll find out when we get started in the morning."
The Jaguars began their off-season workout program on April 2 and are preparing to enter Phase Two, a three-week period that consists of limited on-field work with coaches. The only portion of the off-season program that is mandatory is a four-day mini-camp during Phase Three of the program.
Ganguli adds that Jones-Drew got married earlier this month and is opting to work out in California, where he makes his off-season home. The three-time Pro Bowler led the NFL in rushing last season and has two years remaining on his current contract, which include $50,000 bonuses for participating in a percentage of the Jaguars' workouts each off-season.