Jaguars GM David Caldwell confirmed to reporters on Thursday that he has no intention to trade the team’s veteran players.
“I had good talks with (Posluszny) and (Jones-Drew) today and they’re not going anywhere,” Caldwell said, via ESPN.com. “We feel good about those guys being here. Nor do they want to go anywhere. They’re part of this team and we’re excited about having them a part of this team.”
- Rapoport adds that Jacksonville would need to be “blown away” to consider trading a veteran.
It’s worth noting that Monroe wasn’t even on the trading block when the Ravens contacted them, according to Rapoport. The Jaguars intend to build through the draft, and the fact that they could use some more draft picks made this seem like the right move.
Jones-Drew is in the final year of his contract, so it will be interesting to see if they allow him to walk, or if they’re willing to extend him an offer or possibly even use their franchise tag on him.
Rumors could always pick up as the trade deadline nears, so I’m sure we’ll hear more regarding Jones-Drew possibly being traded in the coming weeks.
We have Jones-Drew listed as the No. 20 player in our Top 50 – Free Agents list.