Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is making progress toward getting back on the field and getting his college degree.
Jones-Drew started running for the first time in nearly two months Wednesday, but remains a long shot to play Sunday when the Jaguars (2-12) host New England (10-4).
Jones-Drew has missed the last eight games because of a sprained left foot. Coach Mike Mularkey called his star running back ''questionable,'' an upgrade from his ''highly questionable'' status of recent weeks.
''I just don't want to go out there and put anybody else in jeopardy if I can't be full speed,'' Jones-Drew said. ''If I can't go out there and fully protect our quarterback, help our offensive line and block, I'm not going to go out there and put somebody else's life in jeopardy.''
With two games remaining, the Jaguars have little left to play for in what will go down as the worst season in franchise history.
And Jones-Drew has nothing to prove. He led the NFL in rushing l...