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Maurice Jones-Drew to start rehab in February

Maurice Jones-Drew (32) AP

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is still moving around on a scooter after surgery on his foot in late December, but he said Wednesday that he hopes to start rehab next month.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that Jones-Drew will start working out in the pool in February as the first step in his return from the injury that robbed him of most of the 2012 season. If all goes well, he’ll progress to land-based work in March and attend the team’s first minicamp even if he isn’t ready to participate.

Jones-Drew didn’t have much to say about his future with the Jaguars. He’s entering the final year of his deal and has already said this offseason that he won’t hold out again this year, something he reiterated on Wednesday,

“I’ve never been one to jump ship,” Jones-Drew said.

Of course, Jones-Drew has also said that he doesn’t plan on asking for a new deal this year, which would allow him to become a free agent who could potentially jump ship after the season. Which is a roundabout way of saying we don’t know much about Jones-Drew’s future beyond this season.

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8 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew to start rehab in February”
  1. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 30, 2013 2:36 PM

    This guy played less than half of the season, and led our team in rushing.

    God we need help.

  2. burkem325 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:39 PM

    MJD,

    Get well soon.

    Cordially,
    Jay Cutler

  3. bigks77 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:52 PM

    Get out of Jacksonville as fast as you can Maurice! Aka…Barry Sanders

  4. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 30, 2013 3:22 PM

    Let’s face the facts: he’s done. He will begin to slowly fade into irrelevancy.

  5. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 30, 2013 3:42 PM

    MJD will heal, play the season on a team trying to get its legs under it and then get an incentive-laden contract with a fat signing bonus with a contender who already has an established back.

    It’s going to suck. Love MJD. But it won’t work.

  6. jagsfanugh says: Jan 30, 2013 3:43 PM

    Of course he isn’t holding out this season as he didn’t play for a lot of it so would be silly to ask for a new contract coming off a serious injury.

  7. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jan 30, 2013 4:09 PM

    “This guy played less than half of the season, and led our team in rushing.

    God we need help.”

    That’s because the next three starters were on IR before MJD was finally put on that list.

  8. pabrownsfan says: Jan 31, 2013 8:20 AM

    I think benroethlisberger7 is jealous because his Steelers like my Browns did not make the playoffs. Kudos the the Bengals on a fine year and i am hoping the Ravens win the super bowl. It would only make the division look strong.

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