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Maurice Jones-Drew working to get back in shape

Maurice Jones-Drew AP

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is working to get his weight down after showing up for the start of the team’s offseason program out of shape.

Jones-Drew saw his season come to an end due to a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that ultimately required surgery. The injury has kept Jones-Drew from being able to run since last December. According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, Jones-Drew played at 217 pounds last season and likely weighs more than that now with his limited ability to exercise due to his foot injury.

Jones-Drew received permission from the Jaguars to leave OTAs so he could use his own workout program in Miami. So far the workouts seem to be paying off.

“It sounds like he’s making good progress and that his weight is coming down,” Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. “It feels like the workouts are going good down there.”

Jones-Drew hoped to be able to begin running again by the end of May. He’s ultimately targeting a playing weight of 205 pounds, which is the same weight he played at in college at UCLA.

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9 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew working to get back in shape”
  1. hedleykow says: Jun 6, 2013 2:52 AM

    When you say “using his own workout program,” you mean using the Security Guard at the Conch House as a punching dummy, right?

  2. henryjones20 says: Jun 6, 2013 4:44 AM

    I heard his training consist of mixed martial arts and sucker punching

  3. helloanybodyhome says: Jun 6, 2013 6:02 AM

    Not enough cardio punching out security guards.
    Needs to punch out tougher people.

  4. kahnsbushymustache says: Jun 6, 2013 6:27 AM

    Apparently, he’s already at his fighting weight…

  5. mdpickles says: Jun 6, 2013 7:23 AM

    Sounds like he is already in fighting shape.

  6. germanstingray says: Jun 6, 2013 8:53 AM

    I understand he’s taken up boxing to get in shape.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2013 11:52 AM

    Mo conducting his off season workout program at the Biogenesis Clinic in Miami. Along with many other NFL vets.

  8. tealrevival says: Jun 6, 2013 2:20 PM

    you guys forgot “You’ve been a great crowd…..see you next week at the comedy club……”

  9. jdphx says: Jun 6, 2013 2:24 PM

    “workout program at the Biogenesis Clinic in Miami. Along with many other NFL vets.”

    NFL is watching the MLB fiasco, and Goodell is
    thinking, “I won’t touch THAT with a 10 foot pole.”

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