Maurice Jones-Drew sat out practice in the middle of this week and won’t play in Jacksonville’s preseason in Tampa Saturday.
But Jones-Drew’s agent insists that a report indicating the star running back underwent knee surgery this week is “absolutely false,” according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
The confusion came from a report by Aaron Wilson of NFP which indicated Jones-Drew underwent an “arthroscopic procedure” for a minor knee injury. The report said Jones-Drew would still be back before the season opener.
Jones-Drew answered questions about his absence on Thursday, insisting to local print reporters and on the radio that he was fine and was just “resting.” He was seen running and looking spry at one point through a rainstorm.
In conclusion, we’re not moving Jones-Drew off our No. 3 fantasy ranking.