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Maurice Jones-Drew’s status for Sunday “up in the air”

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Early in the week, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he thought running back Maurice Jones-Drew could play in Week Three after injuring his ankle against the Raiders.

That seemed like the probable scenario when Jones-Drew’s MRI came back without a sign of serious structural damage and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wednesday that the plan was for Jones-Drew to be on the field against the Seahawks. It’s looking a little less probable now.

Bradley said Thursday, via John Oehser of the Jaguars website, that Jones-Drew was still experiencing problems with swelling in the ankle and that he wouldn’t practice on Thursday. Bradley also said that the running back’s status for Sunday remains “up in the air” as a result.

Jordan Todman filled in for Jones-Drew in Week Two after the injury, which makes him the likeliest choice to fill in as a starter if Jones-Drew can’t go against Seattle. Justin Forsett and Denard Robinson would be other backfield options for the Jags, whose already slim chances of knocking off the Seahawks in Seattle would take a serious hit without their most productive offensive player.

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6 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew’s status for Sunday “up in the air””
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2013 4:46 PM

    Gus is smooth, he gives out less information than Belichik, and the reporters still love him.

  2. kperagine says: Sep 19, 2013 4:48 PM

    MJD needs to run as fast as he can away from this franchise.

  3. milehigh04 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:48 PM

    Just traded him and Knowshon for Jamal Charles.


  4. jjb0811 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:53 PM

    5 RB’s were taken in the 2nd round last year. Should have traded him before the draft.

  5. swaggyy says: Sep 19, 2013 5:54 PM

    He’s going up against the best defense in the NFL and they’re going to get splattered anyways. Just sit the guy this week

  6. orcahawk says: Sep 20, 2013 12:41 PM

    It would be nice to see Justin Forsett back in Seattle for a game. As a Hawk he was popular with the fans here and had a pretty good YPC record in the role as a change-of-pace back. I think he was Marshawn’s college roomate too.

    He won’t get many yards against this defense, but it would be nice to see him anyway !

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