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Maurice Jones-Drew's possible trade landing spots

We begin with a disclaimer: It's highly unlikely the Jacksonville Jaguars will trade running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

There are a whole mess of reasons, all stated eloquently by our own Gregg Rosenthal.

But just for fun, I took a spin through the depth charts of each NFL team, looking for a potential trade partner. I came up with three possibilities and one darkhorse.

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New York Jets

We all know the Jets have no shame in their quest for back-page domination, and perhaps they could package Tim Tebow in a deal that would return him to Florida where he belongs. Strategically, there's some logic here as well. Rex Ryan wants to go back to the halcyon days of "ground and pound." The punishing Jones-Drew fits the role better than Shonn Greene or anyone else on the team's sorry RB depth chart.

Detroit Lions

Concussion issues have landed Jahvid Best on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list with no guarantees of a return. This means Kevin Smith is the top dog on the depth chart, at least until Mikel LeShoure returns from suspension in Week 3. The Lions have bigger problems on the other side of the ball, but MJD could be a tempting cure-all in the backfield.

Washington Redskins

Like Woody Johnson in New York, we know Daniel Snyder isn't afraid to make a big splash. Washington also has a track record here, once trading for running back Clinton Portis, then giving him a fat contract extension. But would Mike Shanahan be interested in giving one back the rock 25 times every Sunday? I have my doubts.

New York Giants

This is the darkhorse. A black-stallion-running-through-a-meadow-at-midnight-during-a-lunar-eclipse darkhorse. Ahmad Bradshaw's feet and attitude make me wonder how long he is for the Meadowlands. Also: I can imagine MJD in Giants blue ... which means a ton, obviously.

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