(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he is open to being traded, according to sources of ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The 27-year-old three-time Pro Bowler who led the league in rushing last season, has been holding out in order to re-work the final two years of his current contract.
MJD is set to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013. He wants to be paid as much as the NFL’s highest-paid backs, but new owner Shad Khan isn’t budging.
“(The Jaguars) are not doing a contract extension, their not going to grant him his wish, or even his thought, of being traded,” ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton said. “They want him to report. This is an important issue for the new owner of the team (Kahn) because he’s trying to establish how he’s going to be, and how he’s going to handle things.”
Jones-Drew can be fined up to $30,000 for every day he misses training camp.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News