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It's not unusual for an agent to artificially inflate the level of interest in his client.
With no team willing to meet Jones-Drew's asking price of $3 million annually, he's in no hurry to sign.
In fact, the 29-year-old running back might be willing to wait until late in the summer or even into the season as an injury replacement if he doesn't get better offers, a source tells the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch.
It's hard to blame an accomplished, proud star of Jones-Drew's caliber for holding the line. Free agent running backs have been devalued to the point where they typically earn a salary on par with the best kickers and punters.