Maurice Jones-Drew's first carry in more than nine months barely got beyond the line of scrimmage.
It was a huge gain for the Jacksonville Jaguars, though.
Jones-Drew completed his first workout with the team since a season-ending foot injury in October. He competed without setbacks, without pain and without apprehension - all positive signs for the three-time Pro Bowler and for the rebuilding Jaguars.
''It just feels comfortable making those cuts and knowing there's no pain in the foot, ankle, whatever,'' Jones-Drew said. ''Not running for eight months, it's like, `Can I still do it?' But I've been playing football for 20 years and it's just natural.''
The bigger test will be seeing how his left foot feels after a couple days, maybe even a few weeks.
''The main thing for me is just getting back to where I can carry the ball 20 or 25 times a game,'' he added. ''Obviously, right now, I feel like I can do it. But it's different when you're getting the ball play after play after p...