Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout appears far from over.
His agent, Adisa Bakari, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Jacksonville Jaguars running back is upset with owner Shad Khan's recent public comments about his client's 27-day holdout.
''Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team -- on the field, in the locker room and in the community,'' Bakari said.
ESPN reported that Jones-Drew is open to being traded.
When asked Tuesday whether he would trade Jones-Drew, Khan said he is ''not going to get into all the theses and hypotheses.'' Khan added that Jones-Drew is ''a great player, and we would love for him to be back.''
Last week, however, Khan said MJD's absence ''doesn't even move the needle'' in terms of stress. Khan reiterated his stance Tuesday by saying, ''This is not a team about one person.''
His message to Jones-Drew?
''Train's leaving the station. Run, get on it,'' Khan said.
Bakari made it clear that those statements don't sit well with Jacksonville's biggest star.
''Obviously, he's not happy that what started as a very cordial and private conversation is now public and contentious,'' Bakari said.
Now, with both sides seemingly digging their heels in as deeply as possibly, it is unclear when or if Jones-Drew will show up in Jacksonville. The Jaguars open the season Sept. 9 at Minnesota.
Jones-Drew's holdout is fairly simple. He wants a new deal after leading the NFL with 1,606 yards rushing last season. He has two years remaining on a five-year, front-loaded contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013.