Naeole a no-show at Jaguars' first camp
The Jacksonville Jaguars' three-day passing camp is voluntary. Even if it was mandatory, guard Chris Naeole probably wouldn't attend.
The Kahuku graduate, heading into his 11th season and sixth with the Jags, is apparently unhappy with his current deal, which pays $1.8 million in 2007.
Naeole was the most notable no-show during Jacksonville's first camp, a precursor to the team's three-day minicamp that begins Saturday.
Naeole, a 330-pound right guard, has started 79 of 80 games for the Jaguars in five seasons. His decision to skip team drills coincides with the addition of right tackle Tony Pashos, a free agent who signed a five-year, $24 million contract in March.
Naeole has three years remaining on his current contract. Although he has played well for the Jags, his bargaining power could be diminished by Dennis Norman, a veteran who can play every position along the offensive line.
"Dennis can play just about anywhere," coach Jack Del Rio said. "We plugged him in and we'll keep rolling."