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Jaguars RB coach expects Jones-Drew to be ready for pads

Maurice Jones-Drew AP

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew hasn’t been able to practice since a foot injury ended his 2012 season in October. He wasn’t cleared to practice during the team’s offseason workouts and chose to handle his rehabilitation away from the team for periods of time.

With Jaguars’ training camp set to open July 26, Jacksonville running backs coach Terry Richardson expects Jones-Drew to be ready to go early on. According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Richardson has “faith and confidence” Jones-Drew will be able to participate when the team can begin full-pads work on July 31.

Jones-Drew’s return will be a big boost for the Jaguars offense. A reinvigorated running game could take some pressure off the quarterback position regardless of whether Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne wins the starting job in camp.

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7 Responses to “Jaguars RB coach expects Jones-Drew to be ready for pads”
  1. tacowrecker says: Jul 12, 2013 12:01 AM

    With the heavy workload he’s had and now the injuries, I think his best days are now behind him. Stinks that the rest of the team wasn’t on the same level. He could have been a real beast on a good team. I’d bet this is his last year as a Jaguar

  2. notoriousjebus says: Jul 12, 2013 12:27 AM

    I can’t believe the Jags are really going into teaming camp with Gabbert and Henne.

    M

  3. notoriousjebus says: Jul 12, 2013 12:27 AM

    I can’t believe the Jags are really going into teaming camp with Gabbert and Henne.

    M

  4. datbearsfan says: Jul 12, 2013 8:16 AM

    Jay Cutler doesn’t understand what’s taking so long. You should have been right back in the game, Maurice.

  5. eaglesbar says: Jul 12, 2013 8:20 AM

    a diamond amongst a bunch of trash

  6. hawkstradamus says: Jul 12, 2013 10:42 AM

    Foot injuries are career killers. Just look at Shaun Alexander he went from breaking nfl records and leading the league in rushing to fishing and playing golf in two years. Too bad I liked this guy I still remover the first time I saw him in college he was a great player.

  7. mortimeryoung says: Jul 12, 2013 11:05 AM

    It’s always funny to read comments from a bunch of debt-collector-call-center employees, calling elite professional athletes “trash” and such.

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