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Maurice Jones-Drew Linked In Trade Rumors

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Maurice Jones-Drew is still the subject of trade rumors, despite repeated denials by the Jags GM. Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images
Maurice Jones-Drew is still the subject of trade rumors, despite repeated denials by the Jags GM. Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that general managers around the league believe that the Jacksonville Jaguars could potentially trade RB Maurice Jones-Drew prior to the trade deadline. This comes despite Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell’s continued insistence that the team has no intention of trading any of their veterans or high-contract players.

As La Canfora points out, a trade would seem more likely if contending teams experienced injuries and/or if MJD’s production picked up.

If a trade were to be made at the deadline, Jones-Drew would still be owed $2.5 million for the season — something that could be a point of contention depending upon the team.

It all needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Skill-position players aren’t traded midseason very often. Although, recent events have shown us that it does happen (Trent Richardson to the Colts). At this point, fantasy owners should be praying the MJD gets traded sometime soon.