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Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play this week

Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Jenkins AP

On Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that running back Maurice Jones-Drew could play against the Seahawks in Week Two after injuring his ankle in Jacksonville’s loss to Oakland and things are looking a little more certain as the game draws closer.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that an MRI showed no serious damage and that the plan is for Jones-Drew to play on Sunday.

Jones-Drew has gained just 72 yards on 25 carries so far this season, numbers that don’t fill you with much encouragement about his prospects for success against a very good Seahawks defense playing on a field where they don’t make a habit of losing games. With a healthy Jones-Drew, there would be a good chance that the Jags would fall behind by enough that they’d have to abandon the run early in the game.

That’s even more likely with Jones-Drew on a balky ankle, especially since he spent the first two weeks still looking like he might be knocking off the rust accumulated while rehabbing the foot injury that wrecked his 2012 season.

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7 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play this week”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2013 10:15 AM

    Top 5 RBs in professional Football – Alfred Morris, Matt Forte, Jamal Charles, CJ Spiller and Ahmad Bradshaw. In that order.

  2. mrstinkypants says: Sep 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    Top 5 RBs in professional Football – Alfred Morris, Matt Forte, Jamal Charles, CJ Spiller and Ahmad Bradshaw. In that order.

    Why don’t you just say James Starks, Daniel Thomas, Rashard Mendenhall, Brandon Jacobs, and BenJarvis Green-Ellis?

  3. jagsandliquor says: Sep 18, 2013 10:57 AM

    he needs to be traded while he still has some air in the tires…this team isn’t exactly playoff bound…and he’s only going to get hurt again

  4. 303bengalguy says: Sep 18, 2013 11:09 AM

    “logicalvoice” is the most hilarious name ever… given what spews off that short-bus keyboard you’re apparently typing on there guy… Thanks for the laugh!

    On to real things, they really ought to leverage Mojo for some picks or something. Put the poor guy out of his misery. Maybe that’s what they’re thinking though here. Just doing so instead via getting him destroyed by the Seahawks D.

    JAX = WORST team in all of organized sports.

  5. earpaniac says: Sep 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    He better not miss any time after shooting his mouth off about Cutler. He made it sound like he was Chuck Norris and he Terminator combined.

  6. woodrree7 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    let’s hope! he sure hasn’t shown up at all this season

  7. raiderapologist says: Sep 18, 2013 9:25 PM

    It looked like Chuck Woodson ended his season with that Superman tackle. Good to hear it was only that game.

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