Agent: Unhappy Jets RB Jones will report to OTAs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Jets RB Thomas Jones will end his boycott of non-mandatory team sessions and report to organized team activities next Wednesday.

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Jones has skipped the voluntary workouts because he’s hoping to redo his contract with the team.

“I will admit that we are in some discussions with the team,” Rosenhaus said Tuesday at the NFL Spring Meeting. “He’s not unhappy. There is no acrimony, and who knows? He may even be showing up in the near future. I don’t think this situation is as bad as people are making it out to be, and we’re hopeful he will be back in the fold and there won’t be any issues.”

Shortly after making those comments, Rosenhaus stated on his Twitter page that Jones will report to the Jets’ OTA workout next Wednesday. The team has OTA sessions scheduled for May 27-28.

Jones, 30, was the AFC’s leading rusher last season with 1,312 yards and 13 touchdowns. Jones has two years left on his contract, with $900,000 owed this season and $2.8 million owed in 2010.

Jones’ backup, Leon Washington, also is hoping for a new contract or extension. The Jets used a third-round draft pick (No. 65 overall) on Iowa RB Shonn Greene last month.

Steve Wyche

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