Maurice Jones-Drew open to bridging relationship with Jags

We learned Tuesday that Maurice Jones-Drew was less than thrilled with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s remarks and the running back is open to a trade.

On Wednesday morning, “NFL AM” insider Steve Wyche said Jones-Drew also is open to making amends with the team that drafted him in 2006.

“After speaking to his agent, Adisa Bakari, he’s also open to bridging what is becoming a more fractured relationship because of the comments of Khan, not only Tuesday, but late last week,” said Wyche. “The issue is who is going to extend the olive branch if there is going to be a reparation, because Jones-Drew, he is further entrenched in his holdout — he does not like the situation, the fact that Khan is discussing publicly what was supposed to be handled in private.”

It’s not surprising Bakari would say Jones-Drew is open to come back, considering his client is under contract for the next two years and has next-to-zero leverage in his holdout.

Wyche also said there was no communication between the Jaguars and their best player after Khan’s remarks and the MJD camp’s reaction.

The reigning rushing yards champion, however, has been keeping in touch with his Jaguars teammates.

“I was also told was there has been an ongoing dialogue between Jones-Drew and his teammates, several of whom contacted him after Khan’s remarks on Tuesday,” Wyche said.

We can only guess whose side those players were on.

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