Jaguars trade rumors: Dave Caldwell says no 'fire sale'

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Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says there is no fire sale with players on their roster and there are no other moves on the horizon.

The Jacksonville Jaguars sent Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens for a pair of third-day picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, leading some to begin to speculate the team might be having a fire sale and shipping off the players they didn't have in their plans beyond the season.

Jaguars general manager addressed the media today and put a squash on that talk.

"No, absolutely not," Caldwell told the media on Thursday.

There had been some speculation that players like Maurice Jones-Drew, Paul Posluszny and a few others could be shipped off at the right price, but Caldwell told reporters that he talked to those players and told them they wouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Caldwell also noted that the team was not actively shopping Monroe, despite reports of the team calling the Arizona Cardinals last week to gauge interest, and that the Ravens initiated the discussion.

"They showed some real interest and had the power to do it with the amount of draft picks they're expected to have with their compensatory picks," Caldwell told reporters. "Everything aligned perfectly. It happened really quickly."

The Jaguars also unfortunately had to put to bed reports of the team being interested in free agent quarterback Tim Tebow. Rumors and "reports" surfaced on Wednesday that the Jaguars would be signing him and/or giving him a tryout, but the team quickly said those reports had no truth whatsoever to them.

While the Jaguars aren't actively shopping players on their roster, that doesn't necessarily mean they won't trade more players. Caldwell noted that they will always answer their phone if teams come calling about a player, but at this time they have no intentions of trading anyone.

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