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Jaguars don't plan to trade Maurice Jones-Drew

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12:57 PM ET 04.13 | Maurice Jones-Drew will not be traded, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said on Friday's Pro Football Talk Live. The running back held out of training camp a year ago hoping for a new contract that he did not get, and while he has not said whether or not he will hold out this season, it does not appear as if he will be traded or get that new contract. Jones-Drew is entering the final year of his five-year, $31 million contract, making him a free agent next offseason. Right now, Jones-Drew's biggest concern is getting healthy again. The running back played in just six games last season before injuring his left foot and undergoing surgery on it. He is still rehabbing that injury, but he and the team expect him to be back at 100 percent by the start of training camp.

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April 13, 2013  03:30 PM ET

Get Healthy and Play!!!

April 13, 2013  07:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Get Healthy and Play!!!

This is the hypocritical POS that openly criticized Jay Cutler for not playing hurt.
I hope he never plays again.

April 13, 2013  07:40 PM ET

This is the hypocritical POS that openly criticized Jay Cutler for not playing while hurt.
I hope MJD never plays another down.

April 13, 2013  07:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is the hypocritical POS that openly criticized Jay Cutler for not playing while hurt.I hope MJD never plays another down.

I am going to assume he is not on your Christmas card list.

April 14, 2013  03:19 AM ET

Jacksonville would be best served trading MJD, in my opinion. For one thing, the Jaguars are nowhere near Super Bowl contention right now. Their window for building around MJD is closing shut pretty quickly.

Conversely, MJD still carries significant value League-wide, one would assume. That despite the fact that MJD is already 28 and for a running back, that's getting pretty old.

Just seems like there is more to gain from a potential trade than if the Jags keep MJD and play. 375 ball for the next two or three years until he retires or fades off into veteran-backup oblivion in Oakland or Arizona or some such.

April 14, 2013  07:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is the hypocritical POS that openly criticized Jay Cutler for not playing while hurt.I hope MJD never plays another down.

Difference being Jay Cutler was in the NFC Championship Game. His team was one half of a football game away from potentially playing in the Super Bowl.

Which is completely different from missing regular season games in a season where your team doesn't have a shot at sniffing the playoffs.

April 14, 2013  07:19 AM ET

The only way to realistically claim MJD is a hypocrite on the subject is for him to sustain a leg injury in the middle of a playoff game, and refuse to play on.

Although even then there's the difference in the significance of a leg injury to the runningback position vs a leg injury to the quarterback position.

It may actually be more akin to MJD breaking an elbow.

April 14, 2013  08:39 AM ET

There is a pattern here: have a great season, hold out, miss training camp, get injured, see your value decline. It seems to happen on a regular basis these days.

April 14, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Bench the ****.

April 14, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Watch. He'll have a CAREER YEAR now that he's in his contract year. If the Jags were smart (which they aren't), they'd draft a stud RB and sit MJD the whole season and let him rot so he can't cash in next year.

 
April 14, 2013  12:05 PM ET

at least not until they get the offer they are looking for.............. LOL

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