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.