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Jacksonville Jaguars won't trade Maurice Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew says he'll be back at full speed by June as he recovers from foot surgery, and it won't be in a uniform other than the Jacksonville Jaguars.

General manager David Caldwell told ProFootballTalk Live on Friday that Jones-Drew would not be traded. This doesn't come as a surprise, but it clarifies Jones-Drew's place on the team despite the fact he's entering the final year of his contract.

Jones-Drew has been angling for a new contract for a while, but it's not like he would be a sought-after asset on the trade market coming off his surgery, considering his $4.95 million salary. Jones-Drew knows that teams in the NFL don't often pay for veteran running backs and he'll turn 29 years old next offseason.

He'll need a monster comeback season in 2013 to get a matching monster contract. No matter how he performs, we'd be surprised if he remained in Jacksonville after this season.

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