The Las Vegas Raiders will open training camp without its offensive leader.
Josh Jacobs, the National Football League’s rushing champion in 2022, will not report to camp Tuesday.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the former Alabama standout was spotted boarding a flight leaving Las Vegas airport. Jacobs, a former first-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, got the fifth-year option on his rookie contract declined.
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, who hasn’t signed his franchise tender, was spotted this morning boarding a flight leaving Las Vegas.
Jacobs won’t report for training camp Tuesday and has told people close to him that he doesn’t plan to return anytime soon. pic.twitter.com/JxwpE3LBXL
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 24, 2023
He rushed for over 1,000 yards in three of four seasons while having 1,000+ yards from scrimmage in four years. The 25-year-old is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and earned first-team All-Pro honors last year. Jacobs totaled 1,653 rushing yards, 400 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns in 2022. Las Vegas did not reach a new deal with him, and Jacobs did not sign the franchise tender tag that would have paid him a little over $10 million. He gambled on himself last year and won, but the Raiders didn’t see the value.
We will see if Jacobs decides to test the market of other teams.
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