Maurice Jones-Drew reportedly open to trade, holdout expected to drag into regular season
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is opening to being traded and his holdout will reportedly drag on into the regular season, according to tweets Tuesday evening from Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The news comes in the wake of Jaguars owner Shad Khan saying at a press conference on Tuesday about the holdout that the “train is leaving the station. Run, get on it,” according to ProFootballTalk.com, citing Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.
In light of Jaguars owner Shad Khan's recent public remarks, Jacksonville's RB Maurice Jones-Drew is now open to being traded, per source.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2012
Despite the report from Schefter, Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com tweeted on Tuesday that the general sentiment in the Jags’ locker room is that MGD will show up and return to the team soon.
Feeling inside Jaguars locker room is Maurice Jones Drew shows up soon—
Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 21, 2012
He has two years and roughly $9 million remaining on a five-year, $31 million contract he signed with the team in 2009.