Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/12/12
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Maurice Jones-Drew is the Jacksonville Jaguars' pre-eminent running back. He's carried the load, at least in part, for six seasons. He's averaged 4.6 yards a carry and has three straight years of more than 1,000 yards, including 1,606 last season. He has 62 career touchdowns. One problem: It's 2012. Jones-Drew is making headlines by asking for a new contract and sitting out practice until it happens. But, while the numbers he has posted would warrant a new deal at any other point in NFL history, he's playing in different times. Not only do most teams not lean on a rushing...

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