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Jaguars 'open to' re-signing Maurice Jones-Drew, haven't talked contract, per report

The Jaguars are reportedly "open to" the idea of re-signing MJD, but that probably doesn't mean much, in reality.

Mike Ehrmann

Given recent moves by the team, Maurice Jones-Drew's tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars appears to be 12 games away from its conclusion, but a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that the Jaguars are "open to re-signing" the three-time Pro Bowl running back, although no new contract has been discussed.

While the report is surprising at face value, given the fact that the Jaguars have begun a long-term rebuild that has featured an emphasis on youth, it really probably doesn't mean much. Just four games into the 2013 season, it would likely cause a distraction if the Jaguars were willing to freely admit that there was zero chance Jones-Drew would be on the team's roster in 2013.

By admitting that his days are numbered, any chance of trade value remaining for Jones-Drew would seemingly be eliminated, and the odds of a less-than-happy Jones-Drew would obviously go through the roof.

The fact is that Jones-Drew is unlikely a part of the team's future and fans should expect to see him elsewhere after the 2013 season.

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