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With Week 1 of the NFL season already upon us, two of the league’s top runners are facing an uphill battle to get back into shape. Maurice Jones-Drew missed all of Jaguars training camp while holding out for a new deal, but he returned over the weekend without one. Adrian Peterson has been trying to make a rapid recovery from major knee surgery. While the Jaguars stood strong and refused to give Jones-Drew a new deal, it’s clear that Peterson feels the team was playing with fire in doing so.
“Look at Jones-Drew,” Peterson said according to 1500ESPN.com. “He was their whole offense last year. So, without him, the Jaguars would have been terrible just to be honest.”
Jones-Drew was the NFL’s leading rusher last season, and Peterson credited him with keeping Jacksonville from being worse than 5-11 — which isn’t exactly an amazing accomplishment. The Jaguars were terrible without him last year and most expect them to be terrible again this season regardless.
Last year’s lack of success i...
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A couple of weeks ago, a report came out that some of the Jaguars' players wanted Maurice Jones-Drew fined for his holdout. That's an understandable position, and according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, they got their wish.
Jones-Drew, Jax did confid settle of $1.2m fines. Am told means much less, but MJD did forfeit some bonus $. Jax will get cap cred in '13
Maurice Jones-Drew had a 38-day holdout, missed training camp, missed preseason and as Week 1 is upon us, he is expected to be a third-down back...
Maurice Jones-Drew has returned from his holdout and will suit up for the Jaguars this week, but anyone expecting him to be worth a fantasy start is going to be severely disappointed. According to Head Coach Mike Mularkey, Rashad Jennings, who was named the week 1 starter before MJD returned, will handle most of the early down work, limiting Maurice Jones-Drew to 3rd down work.
Jaguars halfback Maurice Jones-Drew will be active for Sunday's season opener versus the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:Rashad Jennings is still the starter so don't expect MJD to be a major fantasy contributor until Week 2.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson showed some support to his buddy Maurice Jones-Drew some by also knocking his team. He says the Jaguars would be terrible if they didn’t have MJD.
Peterson throws some support to his buddy MJD. “He’s their whole offense. Without him Jaguars would be terrible.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 6, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated running back Maurice Jones-Drew and waived second-year running back Keith Toston. The Jaguars had a roster exemption for Jones-Drew, who ended a 38-day holdout last Sunday. He is expected to play in Sunday's season opener at Minnesota. Toston, a four-year letterman at Oklahoma State, spent the 2010 season with...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew's common bonds as star running backs have allowed the two to develop a friendship over the years.The two were keeping a close eye on the other's situation this offseason as Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' record-breaking back, was attempting a comeback from major knee surgery and Jones-Drew, the Jacksonville...
Maurice Jones-Drew has been briefed. He has heard all about Mike Mularkey's touchdown policy, the one in which the Jacksonville Jaguars coach donates money to charity every time a player scores and hands the ball to an official without any kind of celebration.
Jones-Drew chuckled when asked whether he's going to comply with Mularkey's request.
According to Jeff Oesher of Jaguars.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Keith Toston and activated Maurice Jones-Drew.
#jaguars activate RB Maurice Jones-Drew and waive RB Keith Toston
— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) September 8, 2012
Jones-Drew is expected to play in tomorrow’s opener, but Rashad Jennings will get the start for the Jags.
Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew are more friends than adversaries, but both of them have an unusually cloudy forecast heading into the opener. Funny thing is that neither team believes the other back will be all that limited.
Can you feel the anticipation building?
We are just hours away from the first regular season kickoff of the 2012 NFL season, and this is your friendly reminder to double check your fantasy football lineup before you make a horrible mistake that costs you a Week 1 victory.
Here is my last minute advice for your fantasy roster:
Maurice Jones-Drew finally reported to the Jags, but...
The Vikings and the Jaguars have two of the best running backs in the NFL, Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew. However, when those two teams meet in Minnesota this week, neither of those two aforementioned backs figure to have much of an impact. Maurice Jones-Drew will be limited to 3rd down work about a week after returning from his 38 day holdout, while Adrian Peterson is about...