If all goes to plan for the Jacksonville Jaguars, running back Maurice Jones-Drew will get his first game action since injuring his foot last October this week against the New York Jets.
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, the Jaguars intend for Jones-Drew to get some carries against the Jets. It will be the first time he’s played since going down in a loss to the Oakland Raiders last year.
Jones-Drew was held out of the Jaguars’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins last week as head coach Gus Bradley wanted to see Jones-Drew get better conditioned first.
“We would like to get him some playing time,” Bradley said. “How much will be decided in our meeting (Wednesday night). I feel a lot better about him this week than last week as far as getting him some reps.”
Jones-Drew had surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in December and wasn’t cleared for any of the team’s offseason program. He was finally cleared before training camp and has been limited so far.
Jones-Drew carried 86 times for 414 yards and one touchdown in six games last season.