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Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who practiced for the first time Monday since ending his 38-day holdout Sunday without getting a new contract, will play in the season opener in Minnesota. Jones-Drew contributed almost 48 percent of the Jaguars' offense last season, the highest percentage by any player in the past 10 years according to Elias. It stands to reason he won't get a full workload this week, but any number of snaps shouldn't be a surpise. Although Rashad Jennings will start and Mularkey isn't sure how many snaps Jones-Drew will get, Mularkey envisions Joes-Drew being the same workhorse back he's been in the past for the Jaguars. When he was asked if Jones-Drew will get most of the carries once he's 100 percent with Jennings complementing him, he said, "That's kind of the way the system works, yes. Whoever starts, the other one will handle the third downs." He also said the third-down back will a...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Maurice Jones-Drew remains as passionate as ever about his value.
So when the Jacksonville Jaguars running back ended his 38-day holdout Sunday -- without a new contract -- he had no apologies, no regrets and no concerns about his standing with the franchise.
"I'm in a good place," he said. "I did something I felt was right, and I&...
Maurice Jones-Drew will begin the season much like he did his NFL career: as a backup and third-down running back.
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey says he expects Jones-Drew to rotate in on third downs Sunday at Minnesota. Mularkey says the NFL's leading rusher in 2011 also will ''get a series'' in place of starter Rashad Jennings.
Mularkey says Jones...
I threw some tweets up as I watched Maurice Jones-Drew's presser this afternoon. Here's the highlights.
Jones-Drew handles himself wel with the media in person. Teaching about unilateral contracts now.
— The Jaggernaut (@The_Jaggernaut) September 2, 2012
MJD saying all he can control is his level of play, and he'll keep a high level of play.
— The Jaggernaut...
There are so many of us that love to hate on ESPN, and today, they gave us one more reason to poke a little fun.
H/T to our own Mike Tiscione for the screen shot find.
I know that spelling isn't everyone's strong suit, but you'd think they'd have that little red squiggly line below the word "Jaugars" when they typed it up. Then again, when news breaks...
So Maurice Jones-Drew finally ended his holdout with Jacksonville on Sunday. Though no word on why he had a change of heart as of this typing, I have to assume he wanted to help Razzball writer Tehol Beddict further his tv career and me so I didn’t have to keep hearing ‘When is MJD going to come back? Why is he so high in your rankings if he’s a hold out? Why do you insist...
Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey acknowledged that Maurice Jones-Drew's use will be limited to occasional third-down carries in Sunday's season opener against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:That means Rashad Jennings is a must-start in Week 1, though it will be intriguing to see if the Jaguars give MJD any goal-line looks just a week after ending his holdout.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has finally reported to the team’s facility Sunday morning, thus ending his 39 day long holdout.
Jones-Drew has two years left on his contract, but after leading the league in rushing in 2011 (1,606 yards), he was looking to get paid like the other elite running backs in the league.
Rashad Jennings, who’s going to take away...
Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has reportedly ended his holdout.Jones-Drew reported to the Jaguars on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.Jacksonville's star running back was holding out in hopes of getting a new contract. Instead of a new deal, Jones-Drew amassed $1.2 million in fines during his absence.Jones-Drew...
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has ended his holdout and reported to the Jaguars on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The holdout ends at 38 days, and MJD assured fantasy owners that he was safe, and hence stuck to his word by reporting to the Jaguars prior to Week 1. He should be worked back into the offense slowly behind Rashad Jennings though.
According to Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey, running back Maurice Jones-Drew will play against the Minnesota Vikings, but Rashad Jennings will get the start.
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...
Comments on the Jacksonville Jaguars by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (31)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 32) - Showdowns with Colts won't be for division title.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 31) - At least Blaine Gabbert looks like he's making progress, Maurice Jones-Drew is back, and Justin Blackmon looks like real deal.