Even if Leshoure could net a draft pick, general manager Martin Mayhew has no intention of paring his backfield depth. Leshoure has been told that he's essentially stuck in a fire extinguisher role, lying dormant until an emergency strikes in the form of a serious injury to Bush or Joique Bell.
"Last time I talked to him, he pretty much said that he wants me here, he doesn't have any intentions on trading me, and it's a long season, and he just wants me to be here, just in case," Leshoure said of Mayhew. "You never know what happens. Like I said, it's a long season, backs get banged up, somebody can go down and I guess (I'm) more so a security blanket."
Reading between the lines, there's no question that Leshoure is indeed open to a trade. He just doesn't want to develop a reputation as a malcontent by acknowledging it in public.
"I'm not going to sit here and be in their office every day," Leshoure added, via ESPN. "That's not the type of player I am."
If Leshoure isn't the type to make waves, his patience is going to be tested until Mayhew changes his stance -- perhaps by next offseason.