Found November 23, 2013 on Football Nation:
Two years ago, it looked like Maurice Jones-Drew could do nothing wrong. A rushing title with 1,606 yards and recognition as the best in the league at that time, he held out for a new contract, missed 38 days of camp and preseason games.When he came back, he looked a bit slow and was injured in the sixth game of the season, suffering a LisFranc injury and was lost for the rest of the season.This year, the UCLA product came back to the team, practiced and rehabilitated his butt off in south Florida, and came to training camp and the preseason with the notion that he could prove he was a mirror of his old self.The reality of this season has been he is a step slower, looks to still be recovering from his foot injury, was a little overweight to start the year and the offensive line is not as good as last season - which has not helped with the running game as a whole.Take into consideration that he is in the final year of his current contract - where no negotiation has taken place by the...
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