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Recent rumblings suggest that Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade. Will the Jaguars agree to deal their franchise runner who’s in the midst of a hold out? The likelihood of that isn’t great. Still, word that a top flight back could be available prior to the season should have perked Martin Mayhew’s ears up. A move for Jones-Drew would help the Detroit Lions become an even bigger threat this year, and signing him would solidify the backfield for the foreseeable future while transforming Detroit into a dark horse candidate to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
There are several reasons the Lions should make this move. Three of the five listed here are serious while two are just for laughs. There’s one undeniable fact, however. Jones-Drew is a top flight talent that any team in Detroit’s position should take a hard look at, even if it meant giving up multiple early draft picks or reorganizing the salary structure.
5. Fantastic nickname potential. ”MJ in the...
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According to Eugene Frenette, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew must report by this Saturday to have any chance at starting week one.
If MJD hopes to have any shot of starting the opener vs. Minnesota, and that might already be gone, he must report no later than Saturday
— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) August 23, 2012
Even though there have been...
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that there’s a chance Maurice Jones-Drew could play in their season opener. even though he’s been holding out for so long.
“It depends on him,” said Mularkey. “What kind of shape he’s in. How fast he picks up the system. I’m not going to put him in a position where he has any chance to fail because in the...
A day after a spat between Maurice Jones-Drew, the league’s leading rusher in 2011, and Jaguars’ owner Shahid Khan went public and ended with MJD saying that he would welcome a trade, things seem to have calmed down and any talks of his holdout lasting into the regular season seem premature. In an interview with NFL.com, MJD appeared confident, saying “things will work out...
As the season gets closer the holdout situation between star running back Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars has gotten more and more tenuous. The Jaguars are unwilling to rewrite Jones-Drew’s contract while it still has two years remaining and Jones-Drew does not want to play the next two years for a contract that will pay him a total of just under $10 million....
According to Steve Wyche of NFL.com, the agent of Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has indicated that they’re open to repairing their relationship with owner Shad Khan and the organization.
“After speaking to his agent, Adisa Bakari, he’s also open to bridging what is becoming a more fractured relationship because of the comments of Khan, not only Tuesday, but late...
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets aren’t interested in trading for Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jets aren’t interested in trading for Maurice Jones-Drew. Price tag (players/draft picks + signing him to new deal) is prohibitive. #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2012
The Jets could certainly use a back like Jones-Drew, but...
With a lengthy hold out seemingly poised to last well into the regular season, Jacksonville Jaguars star Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew has reportedly told the team that he is open to being traded if the two sides cannot come to an agreement on a new deal. Since then, many reports have surfaced linking the reigning rushing champion to the New York Jets. Some sources have reported...
I know it sounds insane for the Oakland Raiders to make a play at Maurice Jones-Drew who is in a contract dispute with the Jacksonville Jaguars over money, but the Raiders backfield is lacking behind Darren McFadden. Injury issues with Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson are not the type of things you want to hear [...]
We all know by now that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is a man who will do anything to help his football team move forward. Heck we are talking about the guy who found it in his team’s best interest to part ways with a legend in Peyton Manning to start a new regime with QB Andrew Luck.
Over the past few days, between the news of the Jaguars playing one home game each season in London from 2013 to 2016, and the drama surrounding holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew, it’s been somewhat pushed to the side that the team does actually play a game this week. Tonight, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take the field against the Baltimore Ravens in the third game of...