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Rumors are swirling that Maurice Jones-Drew could report this weekend to the Jaguars
Fantasy owners of Maurice Jones-Drew, you may be relieved. Rumors are swirling that Maurice Jones-Drew may return as early as this weekend. If the rumors are indeed true, this couldn’t come at a better time for not only fantasy owners, but Jones-Drew who has piled up $1.2 million in fines.
The dual threat, bowling ball running back, led the league last season with 1,606 rushing yards. Despite only being 5’7, Jones-Drew has rushed for more than 1300 yards in each of the past three seasons. Couple that with his durability and being only 27, the Jaguars need their best player on the field if they are going to progress.
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has heard about the potential of Jones-Drew returning this weekend, but still hasn’t heard directly from him:
“but nothing from people that need to tell me its firm. I have not heard from Maurice.”
One of the major reasons rumors are flying, is because if Maurice Jones-Drew does return by this weekend, he will be eligible to receive his salary this season, when he’s due to make $9.1 million.
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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...
Per Sources, Maurice Jones-Drew will report to the Jaguars training facility today.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who held out from training camp in the hopes of getting a new contract, will report to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Jaguars did not give him a new contract, according to a source...
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith told the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday that he has no intentions of trading holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew. “Maurice is a Jaguar,” Smith told the newspaper before the team’s annual
Kickoff Luncheon. Asked if he’d consider dealing the 2011 NFL rushing leader, Smith said, “No.” Jones-Drew entered Day 35 of...
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 Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has ended his holdout, reporting for work today. Drew had missed the entire preseason and offseason due to displeasure with a contract that has two remaining years. He held out for 38 days. Now, the Jaguars have removed Jones-Drew from the reserve/did not report list.
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.
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey is hearing rumors that holdout Maurice Jones-Drew will report soon, but says none of the talk is coming from anyone who matters.
On a conference call with reporters Saturday, Mularkey says he has ''heard the same things like you have, but nothing from people that need to tell me. Nothing personally from Maurice.''
Jones-Drew wants to...
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...
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew ended his holdout Sunday when he arrived at the the team's facility, according to multiple reports. A source with knowledge of the situation said MJD was expected to show up at the team facility Sunday without any modifications to his contract.
The Jaguars star runner still has two years left on his contract worth $4.45 million in base...
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.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who held out of training camp and missed all of preseason in hopes for a new contract, will report to the team on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter.
Jones-Drew did not receive a new contract from the Jaguars. He has accrued $1.2 million in fines for the holdout, but the team may waive the fines.
Jones-Drew wanted a new deal...
I wanna rock right now Juan…
Maurice Jones-Drew has folded. Now, what do we do with him in fantasy leagues? Since many leagues have already drafted MJD has probably fallen because of the holdout. It’s hard to even say when Jones-Drew will play. The Jaguars have a roster exemption, so they can wait to release a player until MJD actually plays.
This could be week 2 and...