Found August 30, 2012 on CJ Sports NASCAR Talk:
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith told the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday that he has no intentions of trading holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew. “Maurice is a Jaguar,” Smith told the newspaper before the team’s annual Kickoff Luncheon. Asked if he’d consider dealing the 2011 NFL rushing leader, Smith said, “No.” Jones-Drew entered Day 35 of his holdout Wednesday. The star running back wants a new deal after leading the league with 1,606 yards rushing last season. He has two years remaining on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013.



Jones-Drew to report to Jags soon?

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey is hearing rumors that holdout Maurice Jones-Drew will report soon, but says none of the talk is coming from anyone who matters. On a conference call with reporters Saturday, Mularkey says he has ''heard the same things like you have, but nothing from people that need to tell me. Nothing personally from Maurice.'' Jones-Drew wants to...

Jags' GM says he will not trade Jones-Drew

Jacksonville Jaguars fans who feared holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew may be placed on the trading block received some good news Wednesday. No, Jones-Drew has not signed a new deal. But Jaguars general manager Gene Smith gave team loyalists some hope when he told the Florida Times-Union that he has no intention of trading Jones-Drew. "Maurice is a Jaguar," Smith...

Maurice Jones-Drew Could Miss Season Opener

It looks like Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout could last into the regular season. According to the Florida Times Union, the Jaguars halfback will be inactive for the team's season opener against the Vikings if he does not report to camp before Monday.Fantasy Spin:MJD was dominant last year (league-leading 1,606 rushing yards) but if this holdout doesn't end quickly he could...

Jaguars Not Considering Trading Maurice Jones-Drew

Florida Times-Union reporter Vito Stellino says the Jaguars aren't looking to trade Maurice Jones-Drew despite the star running back's lengthy holdout.Fantasy Spin:Jones-Drew really has no leverage in these negotations and we're guessing he'll come to his senses sooner or later and suit up for the Jaguars before the end of September. Still, it would be a good idea...

Jaguars GM says Maurice Jones-Drew won’t be traded

Getty Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith made it clear that they aren’t willing to trade running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who’s currently holding out for a new contract with two years left on his current deal. and when gene smith was asked about trade, he said, “Maurice is a jaguar.” So not considering trading him, “no.” — Vito Stellino(@vitostellino) August...

Jacksonville Jaguars: Most Loved and Hated Players

Call three of your buddies right now and ask them what they think of the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. Go ahead, I'll wait...So the answers they gave you, once you got past you friends' protests of "who cares?", varied from horrible to potentially not awful.Well here are three players that will justify both sides of that argument: Paul PoslusznyWhy we love him...

Eben Britton: Jaguars will be the ‘nastiest, most violent offensive line in the NFL’

Apparently Jaguars fans don’t have to worry about the Maurice Jones-Drew holdout situation that is still ongoing. Many people say an offense is only as good as its offensive line, and Jacksonville guard Eben Britton is confident the Jags’ O-line is ready to do work this season. In fact, he promises they are going to put on a show. “We are going to be the nastiest, most violent...

AFC South: Most Elusive and Explosive Players

Play-makers make plays. We have heard it repeatedly in the discussion of pivotal moments of a sports contest, and the NFL possesses these archetype talents in extreme fashion.The AFC South is saturated with skilled offensive weapons at the top of league.Including two running backs that finished in the top five for rushing yards in 2011 (1st - Maurice Jones-Drew; 5th - Arian Foster...

2012 Fantasy Football: RB Stock Up/Stock Down

The running back position is in shambles coming into the 2012 football season. Aside from the big three of Foster, Rice and McCoy each of the other backs are jam-packed with questions. Whether it is recovering from an off-season injury, taking on a larger workload or taking part in an ongoing holdout, the position has no certainty at all to this point. With so many risks and concerns...
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