Unhappy Jets RB Thomas Jones won’t be getting a restructured contract, the New York Daily News reported on Friday.
NFL.com’s Steve Wyche reported earlier this week that Jones would end his boycott and report to organized team activities next Wednesday after skipping voluntary workouts.
But apparently it won’t be with a new deal.
Jones, 30, was the AFC’s leading rusher last season with 1,312 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has two years left on his contract, with $900,000 owed this season and $2.8 million owed in 2010. The Daily News reported that there was speculation earlier in the week that the Jets may be willing to re-work Jones’ contract, but not anymore.
Jones has a couple factors working against him: his backup, Leon Washington, is also hoping for a new contract or extension, and the team used a third-round draft pick (No. 65 overall) on Iowa RB Shonn Greene.