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New York Jets Wide Receiver Asks Team for Trade

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The New York Jets are 4-2, off to their best start in recent memory.

But one player on the team isn't happy.

Second-year wide receiver Elijah Moore has asked the team to trade him, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapaport. 

Rapaport also reported that the Jets are not likely to acquiesce to Moore's request.

"Sources: #Jets WR Elijah Moore, frustrated with his role and usage, has asked for a trade. The team has no plans at all to trade him. The former second rounder was targeted once in the win over the #Packers, but the play was negated by a penalty." -- Ian Rapaport

Moore didn't participate in the Jets' practice Thursday. The team called his absence a personal day, but it sounds like Moore was trying to send a message that he wants the ball more.

Moore did not record a catch during the Jets win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The week prior, he had just one grab for 11 yards.

As Rapaport noted, Moore was targeted 21 times across the Jets' first three games of the season and caught 12 passes. Those numbers have dipped to eight targets and four catches over the past three, all Jets wins. He ranks sixth on the Jets' roster in receptions and fifth in yards, well behind veteran Corey Davis and first-round rookie Garrett Wilson in both categories.

Moore made a solid impression during his rookie year. Between Weeks Seven and Twelve last season, the Ole Miss product caught 34 passes for 459 yards and five touchdowns. An injury then sidelined him for the rest of the year.

There would likely be plenty of interest in Moore around the NFL. But it sounds like the Jets are going to hold onto the talented player and try to smooth things over.