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Maurice Jones-Drew's camp already softening stance

This Maurice Jones-Drew story is spinning through the different phases of the news cycle quickly.

Within 24 hours, we've heard that Jones-Drew is close to returning to the Jaguars, and that he's open to a trade after some short-sighted comments by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.'s Mike Freeman reports that a trade isn't going happened, which we also wrote about last night.

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Jones-Drew's agent Adisa Bakari fired back through the media that Jones-Drew was unhappy, but those words have already started to soften.

Steve Wyche spoke with Bakari and pointed out on "NFL AM" that Jones-Drew is "also open to bridging what is becoming a more fractured relationship" that has occurred because of Khan's comments.

Jones-Drew doesn't really have a choice. He is under contract for two more years for good money and he doesn't really want to sit out. He knows the Jaguars won't trade him. All he's asking for is for the Jaguars to reach out to him privately and try to smooth things over. Bakari is looking for a clean way to get his client back to work.

That really shouldn't be so hard. We still expect MJD to be out there when the Jaguars kick off the season.

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