Josh Jacobs not attending Las Vegas Raiders offseason program
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Alabama football has another alum that won’t attend its franchise’s offseason voluntary program.
Quinnen Williams is not attending for the New York Jets until he gets a new contract, and Josh Jacobs is skipping the voluntary program for the Las Vegas Raiders for the same reason. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Jacobs has not signed his franchise tender for the Raiders. Las Vegas declined the fifth-year option on Jacobs’ rookie deal and have not reached an agreement on a new contract. The Raiders franchise-tagged Jacobs, allowing him to make a little over $10 million.
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs and #Jaguars TE Evan Engram haven’t signed their franchise tenders and won’t report for voluntary offseason programs today, per sources.
They join Lamar Jackson and Saquon Barkley as franchise players expected to be absent as players return to work today.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 17, 2023
Jacobs is coming off his best season where he won the NFL’s rushing title.
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He posted 1,653 rushing yards on 340 carries and 12 touchdowns. As a former first-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Jacobs totaled six 100+ yard rushing performances in 2022, including a 229-yard with two scores in a 40-34 overtime victory for the Raiders against Seattle. He became the leader of the offense, earning a second Pro Bowl nod and first-team All-Pro honors.
Hopefully, Las Vegas will come to an agreement with Jacobs on a new deal.
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