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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Report: Maurice Jones-Drew open to trade


Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to being traded. (Stephen Morton/Associated Press) (Stephen Morton - Associated Press)

The holdout of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is far from over. In fact, the situation appears to be deteriorating.

Jones-Drew, according to his agent, is so upset by comments by Jaguars owner Shad Khan about the 27-day holdout that he is open to being traded, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

“Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team — on the field, in the locker room and in the community,” Bakari said.

Khan has stressed that Jones-Drew “is a great player and we would love for him to be back,” but said Tuesday that the team might be moving on without him.

“This is not a team about one person,” Khan said Tuesday.

Khan added that his message to MJD is: “Train's leaving the station. Run, get on it.”

Said Bakari: “Obviously, he's not happy that what started as a very cordial and private conversation is now public and contentious,” Bakari said.

MJD, who is seeking a new deal after leading the NFL in rushing last season, has been AWOL the entire offseason. He has two years left on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million.

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