JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Maurice Jones-Drew’s holdout appears far from over.
His agent, Adisa Bakari, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Jacksonville Jaguars running back is upset with owner Shad Khan’s recent public comments about his client’s 27-day holdout.
In light of Khan’s remarks, Jones-Drew is also now open to being traded, sources close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
“Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team — on the field, in the locker room and in the community,” Bakari said.
When asked Tuesday whether he would trade Jones-Drew, Khan said he is “not going to get into all the theses and hypotheses.” Khan added that Jones-Drew is “a great player, and we would love for him to be back.”
Last week, however, Khan said MJD’s absence “doesn’t even move the needle” in terms of stress. Khan reiterated his stance Tuesday by saying, “This is not a team about one person.”
His message to Jones-Drew?
“Train’s leaving the station. Run, get on it,” Khan said.
Bakari made it clear that those statements don’t sit well with Jacksonville’s biggest star.