JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Call them Jacksonville's unsettled seven.
The Jaguars (2-9) have seven pending free agents - key guys who opened the season as starters - who have five games remaining to do enough to land new contracts.
It's a tough spot for all of them, especially considering they have seemingly cost themselves millions on the open market.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, guard Eben Britton and running back Rashad Jennings were benched during the season. Linebacker Daryl Smith, fullback Greg Jones and cornerbacks Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox have missed a combined 22 games because of injuries.
And given Jacksonville's record and the possibility that general manager Gene Smith and maybe even coach Mike Mularkey could be fired, the future is uncertain for any Jaguars, especially these seven.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)