Patriots haven't expressed interest in Jones-Drew

Patriots haven't expressed interest in Jones-Drew
March 25, 2014, 1:00 am
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ORLANDO - The New England Patriots have not expressed interest in Maurice Jones-Drew, contrary to reports circulating Monday.

Jones-Drew, the longtime Jaguars back, is a free agent. The Patriots were among four teams mentioned as having inquired about adding Jones-Drew.

I was told Monday night no contact was made by the team.

The Patriots are a team that often gets linked to players, perhaps by agents as a way of kicking up interest among other teams.

Given the tight-lipped nature of New England front office and the Patriots' tendency to tell agents to keep their damn mouths shut if they inquire about a client, it's often a pretty sure sign the Pats aren't in the running for a player when they are cited as being among a group of teams showing interest.