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The History of Jaguars First Round Holdouts

Article By on 19th June, 2009

... were the quickest team to sign all of their NFL Draft picks. Since, the club has had modest success in coming to terms with their draftees to avoid holdout situations. In today's (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, the agent for 2009 first-round pick Eugene Monroe expressed his intention to avoid a holdout this year. Of course, agents almost always say that, especially with training camp more than one month away. For some players, holding out hasn't hurt their rookie-year production. For others, especially those who hold out deep into training camp, it has hindered their early maturation. In Monroe's case, a holdout could drastically effect his playing time. He and ex-Pro Bowler Tra Thomas are expected to compete for the starting left tackle...

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