If Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey left the door open for running back Maurice Jones-Drew to start in Week One, Mularkey slammed it shut on Monday.
And Mularkey apparently never intended to leave the door open.
“Again, Rashad Jennings is going in as the starter,” Mularkey said, via Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “I don’t know how that came out being any different.”
As Stellino explains it, “that” came out differently because Mularkey said Saturday that Rashad Jennings was the starter “today,” and that Mularkey couldn’t name a starter for the regular-season opener.
On Monday, Mularkey was asked whether Jennings would start against the Vikings in Week One, and Mularkey said, “Yes, I would say that.”
Jones-Drew has racked up more than $1 million in potential fines, and he’ll lose more than $265,000 for each regular-season game he boycotts.
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