Lost in the laundry list of Jaguars who’ll start training camp on the PUP list is the reality that running back Maurice Jones-Drew won’t.
A year after he skipped all of camp in a contract holdout, Jones-Drew will be ready to tackle a contract year after rehabbing a foot injury that required offseason surgery.
“Now it’s back to football. It’s a long time coming,” Jones-Drew told reporters Tuesday, via CBSSports.com. He added that the team ”will bring him along slowly” as he prepares for a season that will determine whether the Jaguars or someone else will pay him big money in 2014.
Jones-Drew also said that an incident from Memorial Day weekend that nearly resulted in assault charges is “totally behind me.” Implied in that remark could be a concession that Jones-Drew reached a civil settlement with the man he allegedly punched, since the man made it clear he intended to sue.