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Spicer says he's here to stay


Paul Spicer joined his teammates at Thursday's practice and painted a picture of contentment during an impromptu press conference.

"They'll work it out," Spicer said of his contract, which has one year remaining on it. Spicer had missed the first eight voluntary OTA practices, sending a message that he wants a new, richer contract from the team.

"Nothing's changed. I said I'm going to leave that alone," he said of contract negotiations. "Let me come in here and do what Paul does."

Spicer's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, explains his client's position in a "You Tube" video. Spicer said he was not aware of the video.

"I'll be here. I told (coach) Jack (Del Rio) I'll be here for the rest of OTAs," Spicer said.

The Jaguars have five OTA practices remaining. They are to sandwich four mandatory mini-camp practices (June 6-7). The spring practice season is scheduled to end for the Jaguars on June 12.

"It's great to see him back," Del Rio said. "Paul has been a very good player for us. He's been a blue-collar guy and it doesn't surprise me to see him show up. I'm happy he's decided to join us."

Spicer led the Jaguars with 7.5 sacks last season. He is the team's best player at a position the team addressed by selecting defensive ends with their first two picks of the April draft.

"Don't they do it every year? I expect them to do something on the defensive line. They've done it every year since I've been here," Spicer said. "I'm not going to let that stuff bother me. I'm going to keep on doing what Paul Spicer does and that's give my all."

Asked about his expectations for the season, Spicer said: "Once you do what we've done, getting that taste and going into the second round (of the playoffs), we know what we have to do. The real guys know. We have to bring these young guys along. We have to give more of ourselves."

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