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Jones-Drew says he’s still a couple of weeks away


Last Thursday, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told NFL Network that he’s roughly two weeks away from returning to action with a sprained foot.

This Thursday, Jones-Drew adjusted his assessment.  Sort of.  “Hopefully I will be back in a couple of weeks,” Jones-Drew told Petros & Money of FOX Sports Radio, via

If Jones-Drew, the 2011 rushing champ, keeps saying “two weeks” or “a couple of weeks,” there eventually won’t be many/any weeks left. But he remains confident he’ll be back this season.

“It’s definitely not going to be the year but with a foot injury you don’t want to mess around with it and come back at 70 or 80 percent,” Jones-Drew said of the injury he suffered on October 21. “It’s just one of those things that’s going to take a little bit of time but it’s doing much better.”

Meanwhile, coach Mike Mularkey apparently has abandoned his plan to fine players who talk about injuries. Then again, it wouldn’t be the first time this year Jones-Drew was in line for a fine.

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22 Responses to “Jones-Drew says he’s still a couple of weeks away”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 16, 2012 7:53 PM

    might as well sit him for the rest of the year and get that #1 pick and get your franchise QB and flush gabbert down the toilet, and really start over

  2. jagsfanugh says: Nov 16, 2012 8:07 PM

    Might as well just sit the rest of the season out and heal up for your new team next year as why would you want to come back to a team that doesn’t want to pay you for being the only one on the Jags that anyone knows of.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 16, 2012 8:12 PM

    “It’s frustrating”, acknowledged Mo. “Always having to use those prop crutches or the prop scooter in public. I hate it, but you never know when someone is going to take a picture when you don’t have them with you….”.

  4. joegallagher18 says: Nov 16, 2012 8:16 PM

    Somewhere Jay cutler is laughing

  5. eugenesaxe says: Nov 16, 2012 8:18 PM

    Wonder if he’d return sooner if he’d gotten that new contract.

  6. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 16, 2012 8:20 PM

    Nothing that can’t be fixed with some Advil and a cold press of cold cash

  7. jason49er says: Nov 16, 2012 8:22 PM

    Gotta wonder if Jones-Drew would be willing to suit up at 70-80% of they’d have paid the man. Afterall is apparently played on a messed up knee for a season a year or two ago.

  8. burkem325 says: Nov 16, 2012 8:25 PM

    Quit faking it. Your team needs you.

    Jay Cutler

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 16, 2012 8:36 PM

    Some thing MJD is just a big faker. But, in fairness to the guy, he really isn’t very big at all.

  10. bhester1906 says: Nov 16, 2012 8:40 PM

    This is so funny. He is milking this because he didn’t get paid. I bet he has a “setback” and maybe plays one more game.

  11. jville808 says: Nov 16, 2012 8:52 PM

    Forget the QB, maybe we can finally get
    that dominant pass rusher we’ve been missing for over a decade

  12. bathroomben7 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:02 PM

    What a girly-man. This guy is worse than Roethlisberger for drawing attention to phantom injuries. But at least he plays!

  13. aldavis4president says: Nov 16, 2012 9:07 PM

    Mojo iz a beast. Buff said. $$$$ or no money he kills it on da field when he’s playin.

  14. threedeep1998 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:53 PM


  15. rcali says: Nov 16, 2012 10:08 PM

    Looks like he’ll get that off-season trade he’s been looking for that will include a new contract.

  16. fruitcovejag says: Nov 16, 2012 10:10 PM

    MJD. We love you man!

  17. asublimeday says: Nov 17, 2012 1:49 AM

    When the going gets tough, QUIT…

    Right, Maurice?

  18. msclemons67 says: Nov 17, 2012 2:12 AM

    Replacement running backs are a dime a dozen. Milking this injury just means MoJo won’t have a job next year.

  19. iced107 says: Nov 17, 2012 3:03 AM

    get out of there MJD.

    Make sure you’re 100% like Greg Jennings before you come back. If the club isn’t going to show any loyalty, especially to one of the biggest work horses in the game, why should you?

  20. joetoronto says: Nov 17, 2012 5:53 AM

    Don’t hurry, MJD. Blaine Gabbert has it all under control. 🙂

  21. razzlejag says: Nov 17, 2012 8:13 AM

    You question his committment with no knowledge of the extent of his injury?

    And to question the toughness of Ben Roehlisberger? I’m no fanboy but wow,just wow.

  22. elmaxoh says: Nov 17, 2012 11:04 AM

    Lol MJD not a ” big guy ” ?

    He maybe is one of the strongest guy out there don’t get fooled by his height he’s tought and very very strong.

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