Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have traded offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, general manager David Caldwell denied speculation that running back Maurice Jones-Drew and linebacker Paul Posluszny would be traded as well.
Caldwell made the same point about tight end Marcedes Lewis and offensive guard Uche Nwaneri.
“I had good talks with Poz and Mojo today and they're not going anywhere,” Caldwell told Jacksonville reporters. “We feel good about those guys being here. Nor do they want to go anywhere. They're part of this team and we're excited about having them a part of this team.”
The Jaguars are hoping to rebuild their talent-poor roster through the draft.
“Ten picks is good,” Caldwell said. “Obviously it's better than seven, eight or nine, but you'd like to have as many as you can get to build that because you can trade for future picks. Sometimes you can take a four and turn it into a future three and take a future three and turn it into a future two and eventually you end up with two ones at some point. It gives you a lot of flexibility. They always say cash is king and in the NFL draft picks is kind of your cash. Trades are difficult to do in the season and we have no intention of trading anybody on our roster right now.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.