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MINNEAPOLIS It took three yards and just seconds on the field for Letroy Guion to push Maurice Jones-Drew to the ground. Three yards, a quick sprint and a smack, and Jones-Drew was back at it.
The Jaguars' leading rusher for the past four seasons, Jones-Drew is fresh off a 38-day holdout, during which he refused to report to training camp while he tried -- and failed -- to renegotiate the final two years of his contract. It's been just a week since he announced he'd rejoin the team, but the running back had no luxury of easing his way back into football. Rashad Jennings left the game in the first half with a knee injury, which coach Mike Mularkey later said was not serious, and after that, the Jacksonville running game was back to last year's status quo: all Jones-Drew, all the time.
The sixth-year running back said that he kept himself in good shape during his holdout, which was apparent in the Jaguars' 26-23 loss to the Vikings. Jones-Drew finished the after...
BEST OF MAXIM
Almost every fantasy football “expert” you asked on Sunday would have told you to bench both Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew if you had other options. The star backs were not expected to receive a full workload as Peterson is still recovering from ACL surgery and Jones-Drew missed the entire offseason while holding out. If what they saw wasn’t a full load, it was pretty...
Maurice Jones-Drew racked up nearly $1.6M in fines because of his 38-day holdout, but he had to pay a little less than half of that amount, according to a CBS Sports report.
Jones-Drew, who is scheduled to earn $4.45M this year, will pay nearly $800,000 in a deal worked out between the team and agent Adisa Bakari to end the holdout, the report says.
The league's leading rusher...
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.
WAS IT WORTH IT?
Maurice Jones-Drew was reportedly fined only about half of what the Jaguars could have fined him for holding out, but it was still a significant sum of money.
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.
Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew took advantage of Rashad Jennings' injury to carry the ball 19 times for 77 yards in Week 1 against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:Even before Jennings exited the game, Jones-Drew looked like the better back. He should be the primary ballcarrier for the remainder of the season.
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...
Jones-Drew eclipses 1,500 career carries; nears 7,000-yard markMaurice Jones-Drew carried the ball 19 times in Sunday's game in the Twin Cities.By the end of the game, MJD had broken the 1,500 carries mark for his career total.MJD is only the fourth player currently active in the NFL to accomplish this feat.Jones-Drew also broke another milestone as he reach his 7,000 career...
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.
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...