Jones-Drew said on Thursday that he hopes to stay in Jacksonville. "It's a part of the business, but I'd rather be here," Jones-Drew said during a promotional appearance at a Jacksonville car dealership, via WTEV-TV. "I'd rather stay here with my team, my family. I talk to my teammates every day, my kids go to school here, I'm rooted here in Jacksonville with the NFL. I'd love to end my career here in Jacksonville, but part of the business is sometimes you can't do things you want." Reported by NFL.com
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Based on Jones-Drew's comments, he is harboring some resentment about Jaguars owner Shad Khan's comments. But it sounds like he'll get over them and return to the Jaguars if he's not traded. Jones-Drew sounded hopeful a resolution could be reached when asked if he was going to miss the season opener. "I don't think we're there yet (missing a regular-season game)," he said. "We're moving forward to doing something. It's day by day. I hope we can get something done." As NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal suggests, despite all the sound, fury and rumors involved, Jones-Drew is still likely to be in uniform with the Jaguars by Week 1.