Maurice Jones-Drew Open To Being Traded, According To Report

JACKSONVILLE FL - SEPTEMBER 26: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars finds room to run against the Philadelphia Eagles at EverBank Field on September 26 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade following comments made by owner Shad Khan.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to being traded, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Jones-Drew has held out of Jaguars training camp in search of a new contract, but Jacksonville's front office has been adamant in its insistence that the All-Pro running back honor the final two years of the deal he signed in 2009. Tensions escalated earlier Tuesday when new Jaguars owner Shad Khan bluntly told Jones-Drew that the "train is leaving the station. Run, get on it."

Jones-Drew's agent, Adisa Bakari, quickly responded to Khan's remarks. From Mark Long of the Associated Press:

"Obviously he's not happy that what started as a very cordial and private conversation is now public and contentious. Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner that respects him & values what he brings to a team on the field, in the locker room and in the community."

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Maurice Jones-Drew situation, make sure to visit Big Cat Country.

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