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Jaguars Open To Trading Maurice Jones-Drew

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Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images.
Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Jacksonville Jaguars are open to trading RB Maurice Jones-Drew, despite GM David Caldwell's claims saying otherwise

Two weeks after trading former first round LT Eugene Monroe, the Jaguars are supposedly finished dealing, but per a league source, a deal could happen "for the right price". After starting off 0-6, the Jaguars appear to be destined for a top three pick in next year's draft. Jones-Drew clearly has no future with the Jaguars, and the team appears ready to move on from the former Pro Bowler. If the right offer comes along, the Jaguars may pull the trigger in hopes of gaining ammo for what looks to be a deep draft class.

The only team that would trade for Jones-Drew would be a contender that suffers a key injury or feels he can put them over the edge. Coming off a Lisfranc injury, Jones-Drew has not been the same runner as in the past, and the team's inept passing attack and depleted offensive line have exacerbated the problem. Jones-Drew has 95 carries for 279 yards on the year, along with an ugly 2.9 yards per carry and two rushing touchdowns.

There aren't many teams that would pull off a deal without suffering a major injury, but Jones-Drew could fit with a team like the Denver Broncos. As of right now, though, a deal appears to be unlikely, and Jones-Drew appears set to walk in free agency.